Former Oregon LB Fotu Leiato found dead after auto accident

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Leiato played in 21 games during his three years with the Ducks, recording 37 total tackles and breaking up two passes.

A memorial for former Ducks Linebacker Fotu Leiato is growing at the sight of the crash, near Autzen Stadium.

According to the report, Leiato's body was discovered by a passerby almost five hours after the initial accident. Leiato's body was found partially covered with brush on a gravel path about 7 a.m.

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The woman discovered the body just before 7 a.m. Police believe the person was a passenger in the man's auto, though the department continues to investigate. Police said the driver told officers on the scene that he was alone and wasn't carrying any passengers.

McLaughlin said investigators determined the deceased person had been a passenger in the vehicle. The driver, who was identified as Pedro Chavarin Jr., was transported to a local hospital and then cited for DUI. His second arrest was in late April, and he faced charges of theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, according to ESPN.

In January, he was hit with a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He had three sacks in the spring game and was expected to contend for a starting outside linebacker job this coming season. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him, ' they said.

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