Stunner: Accused Drunk Driver Illegal Alien Who Killed Colts Player and Uber Driver is Twice Deported Guatemalan Who Lied About Identity
The man arrested early Sunday morning shortly after he fled the scene of a fatal car crash in Indianapolis that killed a Colts player and an Uber driver lied to police about his identity. After initially reporting the man was named Alex Cabrera Gonsales from Mexico, police identified him as 37 years-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, a twice-deported Guatemalan.
Manuel Orrego-Savala booking photo, Indiana State Police via Twitter.
Indiana State Police detectives have determined the driver was 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala. He gave police the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales after the early Sunday crash that killed Jackson and Monroe.
“Orrego-Savala is in the United States illegally and has previously been deported on two occasions, in 2007 and again in 2009,” Sgt. John Perrine said in a statement. “State police investigators are working with U.S. Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala.”
Indianapolis Colts football player Edwin Jackson, 26 years-old, and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, 54 years-old, were killed by an alleged drunk driving illegal alien who plowed into them early Sunday morning as the two men stood on the side of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis, according to police. Mexico native Alex Cabrera Gonsales, 37 years-old, was arrested shortly after he fled the accident on foot.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of one of our own.
Edwin Jackson always brought a smile to our locker room and the community. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 4, 2018
The Indianapolis Star reported on the accident, but left out pertinent details about the arrested suspect.
According to the Indiana State Police, the crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday along the westbound lanes of I-70, just west of Holt Road.
Police said Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon were standing near a stopped vehicle when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them both.
…Monroe was an Uber driver, the company confirmed Sunday evening. Investigators believe he pulled to the side of the road and got out of the car to assist Jackson, 26, who became ill.
…The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales of Indianapolis, tried to flee the scene on foot.
He was apprehended shortly after on the ramp to Holt Road by Mays, police said.
“It is believed Gonsales was intoxicated and was driving without a license,” Perrine said in a statement. “He was transported to the Marion County Jail, the result of the test for intoxication is pending.”…
An inmate records check shows Cabrera, booking number 1804804, is charged with one felony and four misdemeanors–and has a detainer filed by ICE.
49G05-1802-MC-004180 02/04/2018 9-30-5-5(a)(1) Causing Death When Operating a Motor Vehicle with an ACE of .08 or More 5 F
49G05-1802-MC-004180 02/04/2018 9-24-18-1 Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License A M
49G05-1802-MC-004180 02/04/2018 9-30-5-2(a) & (b) Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person A M
49G05-1802-MC-004180 02/04/2018 9-30-5-1(b) Operating a Vehicle with an ACE of .15 or More A M
Screen image of Alex Cabrera booking info shows Immigration hold.
No booking photo of Cabrera is readily available.
H/t: Free Republic.