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Attorneys for DUI suspect charged in deaths of Colts player, Uber driver give up fight to have confession tossed

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Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the U.S., is charged with causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the U.S., is charged with causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
Edwin Jackson, 26, died on Feb. 4 after he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on Interstate 70 in Indiana. Edwin Jackson, 26, died on Feb. 4 after he was struck by an alleged drunk driver on Interstate 70 in Indiana.
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.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

But that doesn't mean they've given up.

Manuel Orrego-Savala was living in the U.S. illegally and admitted to police he was driving the truck in the crash last month.

His attorneys argued the admission shouldn't be allowed because he wasn't first read his rights.

The deputy prosecutor says the attorneys can seek to have his confession thrown out at a later date.

The fatal crash took place earlier this year. Driver Jeffrey Monroe pulled over on the interstate on Feb. 4 because linebacker Edwin Jackson was sick. Both were outside the car on the shoulder when police say Orrego-Savala hit them with his truck.

Orrego-Savala's blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Now family members of the victims are speaking out against drinking and driving.

"Do not drink and drive," said Deborah Monroe, Jeffrey Monroe's widow. "When you do, you're arming a 5,000 pound weapon and, unfortunately, we know how that ends."

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