Jim Irsay paying for funerals of Edwin Jackson, Jeffrey Monroe

Colts owner Jim Irsay is paying for the funerals of Indianapolis linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe after the two were killed by a suspected drunken driver early Sunday morning, according to a report.

Indiana police said the driver, Manuel Orrega-Savala, 37, is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported twice, which prompted President Donald Trump to tweet about the fatal crash on Tuesday in an attack against Democrats over immigration.

“So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson,” Trump wrote. “This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!”

WISH-TV’s Tim McNicholas reported news of Irsay’s decision later Tuesday.

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 23: Edwin Jackson #53 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during a NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 01: Edwin Jackson #53 of the Indianapolis Colts takes the field for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05: Edwin Jackson #53 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after stopping Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets in the second quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 5, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 01: Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) runs to the practice field during the Indianapolis Colts training camp on August 1, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 13: Edwin Jackson #53 of the Indianapolis Colts attempts to break up a pass during the game against the Buffalo Bills on August 13, 2016 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Indianapolis defeats Buffalo 19-18. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 13: Edwin Jackson #53 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Lions won 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 29: Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) recovers a loose ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals on October 29th, 2017 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Orrega-Savala was allegedly intoxicated and driving without a license when he rammed his Ford F-150 into Jackson, 26, and Monroe, 54, while they were standing by the side of an Indianapolis highway on Sunday. Investigators said Monroe had pulled over to let Jackson out of the car because he was ill.

Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan citizen, was deported from the U.S. in 2007 and again in 2009. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in statement on Monday that he was previously convicted of driving under the influence in California in 2005.

He also has other “misdemeanor criminal convictons and arrests in California and Indiana,” ICE said.

Orrega-Salava is being held in Marion County jail and is awaiting charges.

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Rest In Peace Edwin Jackson. Gone too soon. Fine young man! #poundcake https://t.co/Ve1wNQSBUX
I’m still in disbelief. My prayers go out to your family and everyone that knew you for the tremendous man you were… https://t.co/l5EVlE5SEZ
Grief is price you pay for truly loving someone. There a lot of people grieving today. Rest In Peace, my brother. Y… https://t.co/Vzifn47Z67
It breaks my heart to hear the news about my brother & former teammate Edwin Jackson. He was always such a joy to b… https://t.co/UujazNGs9n
Man so saddened to hear about Edwin Jackson, my prayers are with your family today man! Christ please give the family strength to fight on!
So sorry to hear of the death of my former player Edwin Jackson. One of my all time favorites. Outstanding young ma… https://t.co/zRdUYuS8Lh
Our hearts and prayers are with Edwin Jackson’s family. Terrific young man, respected and liked by all. Rest In Peace, Edwin.
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Irsay shared his condolences on Twitter Sunday.

“Our hearts and prayers are with Edwin Jackson’s family,” Irsay wrote. “Terrific young man, respected and liked by all. Rest In Peace, Edwin.”

Irsay has not commented on Trump’s response, but it wouldn’t be the first time the 58-year-old owner took issue with the President’s remarks.

In September, Irsay said he was “troubled” by the President’s call for NFL owners to release any “sons of bitches” who took a knee or made another gesture during the national anthem.

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