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MADD national president weighs in on I-70 fatal crash

On Wednesday, Colleen Sheehey, the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving weighed in on a crash that killed an Indianpolis Colts player and an Uber driver.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - On Wednesday, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry referred to "ghoulish and inappropriate public commentary" from some about a crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts linebacker and an Uber driver.

The crash, according to police, was caused by an alleged drunk driver who was said to be in the country illegally after two previous deportations.

On Wednesday, Colleen Sheehey, the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, weighed in too.

"There are a lot of other issues people are trying to tie into this tragedy, but the country needs to focus in on the real issue, drunk driving. It's destructive. It's preventable. And it needs to stop," said Sheehey in a video posted on social media.

She goes on to promise that MADD will work to ensure the suspect is held accountable "to the fullest extent of the law."

Here's the full statement:

"Our deepest condolences and sympathy go out to the family and friends of NFL player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe who were mercilessly killed by an alleged drunk driver on Super Bowl Sunday! Drunk driving, which is the number one killer on our roads, claims the lives of 29 people a day! There are a lot of other issues people are trying to tie into this tragedy. But the country needs to focus in on the real issue, DRUNK DRIVING. It’s destructive. It’s preventable. And it needs to STOP.

In light of this tragedy, I urge you to designate a non-drinking driver if your plans include alcohol. And know that MADD will work hard to ensure that the alleged offender is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

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