Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed early Sunday morning when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to NBC Philadelphia. A 54-year-old man with Jackson was also killed in the crash.
According to Indiana State Police Jackson and the other man were standing near a stopped vehicle when a pickup truck drove onto the shoulder and hit them both.
The Colts released the following statement:
“We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing. Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality. He was well-respected among all with whom he crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and throughout our entire organization. We also understand that another person lost his life in the accident, only adding to our sorrow on this day. We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men during this difficult time.”