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Trump takes to Twitter to talk slain football player, immigration

President Donald Trump tweeted about the death of a local football star, Edwin Jackson, on Tuesday. (Source: Twitter) President Donald Trump tweeted about the death of a local football star, Edwin Jackson, on Tuesday. (Source: Twitter)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to talk about the death of a former Georgia Southern and Indianapolis Colts football star, Edwin Jackson. 

Jackson, 26, was killed in a car crash in Indianapolis on Feb. 4. The driver, Manuel Orrego-Savala, was in the United States illegally and had a blood alcohol level that was three-times the Indiana state limit, according to The Indianapolis Star

Trump offered condolences to Jackson's family, but not before using the tragedy to advocate for tighter border security - a central issue on his White House's agenda - to his 47 million Twitter followers. 

Orrega-Savala, a Guatemalan citizen, was arrested in August 2017 for driving without a license. During his arrests on Feb. 4 and in 2017, the suspect gave police an alias: Alex Cabrera-Gonsales.

Orrega-Savala had been deported from the country twice before, in 2007 and 2009. 

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