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Widow of Uber driver upset after husband's image used in political ad

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Deborah Monroe is upset because an Indiana Senate candidate is using her dead husband's photo in a political ad. Deborah Monroe is upset because an Indiana Senate candidate is using her dead husband's photo in a political ad.
Jeffrey Monroe, 54, died after he was struck outside his car after stopping on Interstate 70 to help Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson on Feb. 4, 2018. Jeffrey Monroe, 54, died after he was struck outside his car after stopping on Interstate 70 to help Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson on Feb. 4, 2018.
Manuel Orrego-Savala (Image Source: Indiana State Police) Manuel Orrego-Savala (Image Source: Indiana State Police)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The widow of an Indiana Uber driver killed by a drunk driver says she is disgusted by a new political ad using a picture of her dead husband.

"You don't have a right to take other people's misery to use it for your own political gain," said Jeffrey Monroe's widow, Deborah. "That's wrong. That's just downright wrong."

Monroe and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson were killed earlier this month when police say they were hit by Manuel Orrego-Savala as they stood outside Monroe's Uber on the side of Interstate 70.

Police say he was intoxicated and in the country illegally.

Monroe's wife wants Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun to take down his new immigration-themed that call for a border wall and display picture of Monroe and Jackson, as well as a mug shot Orrego-Savala. 

Braun's campaign released a statement saying he's praying for the victims' families -- and believes Washington needs to stop illegal immigration.

Monroe says she's exploring how she can get the ads pulled.

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