NFL Player Edwin Jackson Reportedly Killed By Drunk Driver
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Manuel Orrego-Savala -- a 37-year-old Guatemalan man who was living illegally in Indiana, according to police -- was charged with four felony counts in connection with the crash that killed Edwin Jackson, 26, and Jeffrey Monroe, 54, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Police said Orrego-Savala crashed his F-150 into a car parked on the shoulder of I-70, WXIN reported. He was driving with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.

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In July, Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death while operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of .15 or higher. 

On Friday, Monroe’s widow lashed out at Orrego-Savala during his sentencing, saying justice had not been served, the Star reported.

"You're a drunk, a liar, a murderer and a coward," Deborah Monroe said. "You didn't even have the decency to pull his dead body from the road before you ran."

Mary Ellen Jackson, the mother of Edwin Jackson, spoke while family members sat nearby, the Star reported.

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"Edwin was a lighthouse," she said. "His character was unwavering." 

Police said Orrego-Savala, who also goes by the name Alex Cabrera Gonsales, was in the United States illegally, despite being deported in 2007 and again in 2009. 

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