||An immigrant who was living illegally in Indiana when he was arrested in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed an NFL player had a history of misdemeanor convictions and arrests Youth Justin Jones Jersey , including at least two previous instances of driving under the influence, authorities said Tuesday.
President Donald Trump drew added attention to Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson¡¯s death on Twitter, calling the highway collision that killed him and another man ¡±disgraceful.¡± The president also prodded Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security.
The driver believed to be responsible for Sunday¡¯s crash on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis had been deported twice in the last decade.
Trump tweeted Tuesday: ¡±So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed (at)Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!¡±
In a second tweet, he added, ¡±My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. (at)Colts.¡±
Jackson was 26. The collision also killed his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, who was not mentioned by the president. Police said both men were struck by a pickup truck driven by the suspect as they stood along I-70 after Jackson became ill.
Since the 2016 campaign, Trump has regularly pointed to crimes connected to illegal immigration as evidence that the U.S. needs to build a wall along the Mexican border and tighten immigration policies. As president, he has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with sanctuary city policies.
A spokesman for Jackson¡¯s family said they are devastated and planned no response to Trump¡¯s tweets about the crash and the suspect¡¯s immigration status.
¡±The family is in shock, as you can imagine. This obviously happened so unexpectedly,¡± Atlanta attorney Daniel Meachum said.
The man suspected of causing the collision, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, had a 2005 conviction for driving under the influence in Redwood City, California. He also has numerous other misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and Indiana, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico.
In the 2005 case, he pleaded no contest to two separate drunken driving offenses and was given a brief jail sentence, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday.
Orrego-Savala remained jailed in Indianapolis but had not been formally charged in the crash. He appeared Tuesday before a judge who advised him of his rights. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported that Orrego-Savala told the judge through an interpreter: ¡±I wasn¡¯t driving the car. I don¡¯t know why I am here.¡±
A police news release did not mention the presence of anyone else in the pickup truck.
Orrego-Savala faces an initial court hearing Wednesday morning Youth Kyzir White Jersey , prior to which a decision on formal charges in the case will be announced, said Peg McLeish, a spokeswoman for the Marion County Prosecutor¡¯s Office.
The Guatemala citizen, who gave officers a fake name when he was arrested, was deported in 2007 and 2009, police said.
A breath test administered at the crash scene found that Orrego-Savala¡¯s blood-alcohol content was almost 0.24 percent, or nearly three times Indiana¡¯s legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to an affidavit.
Orrego-Savala had prior run-ins with law enforcement for driving without a valid license, the affidavit said.
The state trooper who discovered the wreckage shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday accidentally struck Monroe before he could stop, police said.
State Police Sgt. John Perrine said investigators believe Monroe was already dead when the trooper¡¯s car hit him in the center lane. He said a coroner would look into his specific cause of death.
Orrego-Savala was walking away from the crash scene when the same trooper detained him.
The fatalities come about two months after a California jury acquitted a Mexican man in the fatal July 2015 shooting of a woman on a San Francisco pier ¨C a death that touched off a fierce national immigration debate.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was acquitted of murder Nov. 30, had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when Kate Steinle was killed. Garcia Zarate said the shooting was accidental and occurred when he picked up a gun wrapped in a T-shirt under a seat on the pier.
Steinle¡¯s death was often cited by Trump as a reason to crack down on illegal immigration.
Jackson, who grew up in Atlanta, started eight games for the Colts during the 2016 season, finishing third on the team with 61 tackles. He was considered a possible starter at inside linebacker for 2017 but missed the season after suffering an injury during training camp.
The 6-foot, 234-pound athlete previously played for the Arizona Cardinals.
Colts owner Jim Irsay has offered to pay for both Jackson and Monroe¡¯s funerals, the team¡¯s chief operating officer, Pete Ward, said.
Associated Press writer Paul Elias in San Francisco contributed to this report.
After a rotten finish to June, the Detroit Tigers have started July with a modest winning streak.
Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tigers recovered from a blown save in the ninth to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday Su'a Cravens Color Rush Jersey , Detroit¡¯s second straight victory following a season-long 11-game losing streak.
Right-hander Joe Jimenez (4-1) got the win despite giving up the tying run in the ninth.
¡±It¡¯s huge for us,¡± Jimenez said of the victory. ¡±A new month, a new us.¡±
With his team leading 2-1 after eight innings, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire called on Jimenez because regular closer Shane Greene (shoulder) had been placed on the 10-day disabled list before the game. Jimenez loaded the bases with two outs and walked pinch-hitter Justin Smoak on a 3-2 pitch to force in the tying run.
¡±When you come in as a closer, you have to make them swing the bat,¡± Gardenhire said. ¡±In those situations, walks will kill you.¡±
Detroit answered immediately in the 10th. Niko Goodrum hit a one-out triple off Seunghwan Oh (4-3) and scored the winning run when Iglesias followed with a fly ball to right.
After Buck Farmer gave up a leadoff single in the 10th, Blaine Hardy finished for his first career save.
¡±That losing streak was a little bit tough on this clubhouse,¡± Hardy said. ¡±Now that we have two wins in a row, I think we¡¯re back to where we need to be.¡±
Tigers right-hander Mike Fiers pitched a season-high eight innings, but didn¡¯t figure in the decision and remains winless in five starts. An efficient Fiers threw just 89 pitches, including 67 strikes. The right-hander allowed one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out five.
¡±It was a great performance,¡± Gardenhire said.
Nick Castellanos scored two runs and Jeimer Candelario had three hits for the Tigers, who won the season series against the Blue Jays for the first time since 2013. Detroit took four of seven from Toronto this season.
Making his second career start, Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki struck out leadoff man Mikie Mahtook, then allowed four straight singles, including a run-scoring hit by Victor Martinez, who delivered his first RBI single since June 15.
Borucki recovered to retire the next 13 batters in order, a streak that ended when Maktook reached on an infield single to begin the sixth. Maktook was forced at second on Castellanos¡¯ fielder¡¯s choice and Candelario singled Castellanos to third before John Hicks delivered the tiebreaking grounder.
¡±He looked like he was in control, didn¡¯t ever panic Courtland Sutton Color Rush Jersey ,¡± Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Borucki. ¡±Another impressive outing.¡±
Borucki allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.
¡±He¡¯s filthy, to tell you the truth,¡± an admiring Gardenhire said. ¡±A nice looking arm. He really knows how to pitch.¡±
For a third straight day, the roof at Rogers Centre remained closed because of high heat and humidity.
SIX FOR SIX
Tigers starting pitchers have worked at least six innings in six straight games, the team¡¯s longest such streak since July 28 to Aug. 2, 2017.
Martinez¡¯s single in the first was No. 2,100 for his career, the eighth-most by a Venezuelan-born player.
WHO¡¯S ON THIRD?
Toronto¡¯s Kendrys Morales started at first base but moved to third in the 10th, his first career appearance there. Toronto has used C Russell Martin at third base and shortstop this season but Martin was unavailable Monday because of a sore knee.
Tigers: Detroit put Greene and OF Leonys Martin (left hamstring) on the 10-day DL. The Tigers recalled Mahtook from Triple-A Toledo and activated LHP Daniel Stumpf off the DL. Martin was injured beating out a bunt single in Sunday¡¯s 9-1 win, while Greene felt sore after throwing eight pitches in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday. ¡ Following the game, Detroit optioned C Grayson Greiner to Triple-A and selected 1B Jim Aducci from Toledo. To make room on the roster, 1B Miguel Cabrera was transferred to the 60-day DL.
Blue Jays: Toronto recalled INF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from Triple-A Buffalo. He takes the place of utilityman Darnell Sweeney, who was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo following Sunday¡¯s game.
Tigers: RHP Michael Fulmer (3-7, 4.20) gets the start as Detroit begins a two-game interleague series in Chicago against the Cubs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-8, 4.21) starts for the Cubs.
Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (4-7, 4.53) starts the opener of a two-game series against the New York Mets. RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47) starts for the Mets.