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Oregon football player Daylen Austin charged in fatal hit-and-run –

Oregon defensive back Daylen Austin during practice with the Oregon Ducks Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Eugene, Ore.

A University of Oregon football player has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash that left a man dead, police said.

Daylen Austin, 19, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and charged with failing to perform the duties of a driver in the crash that took place Monday in Eugene, according to the Eugene Register-Guard, part of the USA TODAY Network.

According to information from Eugene Police spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin, the hit-and-run occurred just after 9 p.m. local time Monday in a residential neighborhood about 2 miles northwest of downtown. The city of Eugene is in central Oregon, about 50 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.

Police said the person killed was a 46-year-old man but have not released his name.


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