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Former Oregon player Leiato found dead after crash

The Sports Xchange

June 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm.

Former Oregon defensive player Fotu Leiato II was found dead hours after a single car accident in Eugene, Ore., on Friday morning. He was 21.

Oregon television station KEZI reported that Leiato was a passenger in a car that rolled over and crashed about 2:30 a.m. near Autzen Stadium where the Ducks play their home games. The driver of the vehicle, Pedro Chavarin Jr., told police he was the only one in the car when it crashed.

According to KEZI, a woman in the area called police about 7 a.m. when she saw a hand near the scene of the accident, and Leiato’s body was discovered. Chavarin was hospitalized and cited for DUI.

Leitao, a safety and linebacker, played 37 games for the Ducks from 2015-17. He recorded 37 tackles. He was dismissed from the team in April following an arrest for removing a parking boot from his car. He was charged with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree theft.

 

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