(FOX NEWS) - Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed Sunday after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, the NFL team confirmed just hours before the Super Bowl.
“We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing,” the Colts said in a statement. “Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality.”
Jackson, according to the team, “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.”
The 26-year-old linebacker was hit just after 4 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 70 in Indiana, Fox 59 reported.
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