Trump: 'Disgraceful that a person illegally in our country' killed Colts player in crash

Man had already been deported from U.S. twice

By MAEGAN VAZQUEZ, CNN
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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man were struck and killed in a suspected drunken driving accident early Sunday morning.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it was "disgraceful" that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a man whom police believe is an undocumented immigrant in a suspected drunk driving accident over the weekend.

"So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @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!" Trump tweeted.

Jackson and another man were struck and killed in a suspected drunken driving accident early Sunday morning. Indiana State Police say the man they believe hit them is an undocumented immigrant who has been deported twice.

"My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts," Trump said in a second tweet Tuesday morning.

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