Former Oregon Duck Killed in Car Crash


On Friday morning, there was a single-vehicle rollover accident near Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

Former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato was found dead hours after the accident, according to a report from KEZI ABC News.

Chavarin, who is suspected of drunk driving, had told police that there were no passengers in the vehicle when he crashed his Kia sedan.

This morning at 6:51 a.m., a woman walking near the area spotted a hand and brush over a person down a gravel path. Police responded and have found a deceased person.

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After the crash, officers say the driver was transported to a hospital and cited for DUII.

'Heart and prayers are with the Leiato family right now as well as the Oregon Football Family after hearing of the loss of Fotu Leiato. His second arrest was in late April, and he faced charges of theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, according to ESPN.

Leiato played in 21 games during his three years with the Ducks, recording 37 total tackles and breaking up two passes. He was considered a frontrunner to start at the team's "Duck" position, which is a hybrid linebacker/defensive back role. He also was booked on a misdemeanor trespassing charge in January.

Entering the 2018 season, Leiato appeared in 27 games for the Ducks, including on special teams. "He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him".