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  • FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

  • Manuel Orrego-Savala, charged with two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident, a Level 3 felony, and two counts tied to drunken driving death, a Level 4 felony, walks out of the courtroom at the City-County Building on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Indianapolis. I (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:40 am

Monday funeral in Atlanta for Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson

Associated Press

ATLANTA – Funeral services have been arranged for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, who was killed with his Uber driver when authorities say a drunken driver living illegally in the U.S. struck them along a highway.

Jackson's funeral will be held Monday at Big Bethel AME Church in his hometown of Atlanta. The 26-year-old Jackson's family says the Colts and the NFL "have lost a young and rising star – one who truly loved the game of football, and played it with a passion."

Jackson and 54-year-old-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon, Indiana, were killed Sunday when authorities say they were struck by 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. Monroe's funeral will be Friday in Indianapolis.

Authorities say Orrego-Savala was drunk when he hit the victims and he doesn't have a license. He was charged Wednesday with four felony counts.