Colts Edwin Jackson Killed in Drunk Driving Accident

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Edwin Jackson
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Edwin Jackson /

Sad news has been released today. Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed in a drunk driving accident.

The Colts were hit with some devastating news on Super Bowl Sunday. Linebacker Edwin Jackson was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning. Jackson was only 26 years old.

According to the IndyStar, Jackson was on I-70 and was standing near a stopped vehicle on the side of the road when he was struck around 4am Sunday. He and another man were both killed when the suspected drunk driver crashed into them.

Jackson was a good young member of the Colts linebacking corp. He was signed in 2015 off the practice squad, and played a lot in 2016. He played in all 16 games in 2016, starting 8 of them. Jackson had 66 tackles and 2 sacks. Jackson didn’t play at all this past season, as he was placed on injured reserve in September.

The Colts released a statement on Twitter, expressing their deepest sympathies.

The Colts not only lose a good young man, but they lose some depth on the defense. Jackson had showed great potential in that 2016 season, and was expected to play a larger role in the upcoming 2018 season. He had a good chance to compete for a starting inside linebacker position.

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This is a great tragedy for everyone involved. The Jackson family and the Colts have to be greatly saddened by this, and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is affected by this horrible event.