INDIANAPOLIS -- (WGN) -- Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and a 54-year-old man died after they were struck by a suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning near Indianapolis.
Indiana State Police told WXIN the two men were standing near a stopped vehicle in the emergency lane on I-70 when they were struck by a vehicle.
A state trooper discovered the wreckage just west of Holt Road shortly before 4 a.m. As the officer slowed his vehicle to stop for the crash, police say he struck the body of one of the victims in the center lane.
Jackson, 26, was a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle being driven by 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales was driving the black Ford F-150 that struck Jackson and Monroe. Gonsales reportedly ran from the scene after the crash but was arrested a short time later.
Investigators believe the driver was intoxicated and driving without a license, according to WXIN. Toxicology results are pending. Weather is not believed to be a factor in this crash.
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