Former Oregon player Leiato found dead after crash

Doug Mendoza
June 18, 2018

McLaughlin says the suspect, 22-year-old Pedro Chavarin Jr. has so far only been cited for drunken driving. Boulevard and Kinsrow Avenue, in which the vehicle, a 2014 Kia sedan crashed and rolled off the road into some heavy brush.

After sunrise, a woman walking near the area noticed a hand poking out of the brush.

Authorities are withholding the identities of the driver and the person found dead pending notification of family.

About five hours after the crash, police said, a body was found near Martin Luther King Jr. Police officers responded to the report and found a deceased person, who was identified at Leiato.

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Leiato was dismissed from the team last month following his second arrest of the year. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him, ' they said.

Leiato played three seasons for Oregon. "He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him", OR athletic director Rob Mullens and football coach Mario Cristobal said in a joint statement, per the Register-Guard's Ryan Thorburn.

On Friday night, several of Leaito's teammates expressed their condolences on Social Media including Johnny Johnson III and Freshman Offensive Lineman Cody Shear. Rest easy Fotu Leiato!' Dakota Prukop, a former Ducks player, tweeted.

The football program confirmed in May that Leiato had been dismissed from the program.

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