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Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson Killed in a Tragic Car Accident

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On a day when most will be gathering to watch the Super Bowl, the Colts face devastating news. Linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people who was killed in a car crash on I-70 early this morning. It is alleged that the driver of the vehicle that struck them was intoxicated.

Jackson was signed by the Colts in January of 2016 and played with the team through the 2017 season. There are times when things happen that put football in perspective, and this is one of those. Jackson was a player who was well-liked in the locker room and won over his teammates with his upbeat personality and his mom’s famous pound cake, hence his nickname. Jackson will be missed by his teammates, friends and family.