Body found in Eugene identified as former Oregon football player

Oregon defensive player Fotu T. Leiato II tackles Washington State running back Jamal Morrow (#25). The Washington State Cougars defeated the Oregon Ducks 33 to 10 on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Saturday’s game was the first home loss for the Ducks under new head coach Willie Taggart. Photo by Ben Lonergan, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene Police have confirmed that the body found on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Friday morning is that of 21-year-old Fotu Leiato, a former University of Oregon Football Player.

We also learned that the 22-year-old driver has been identified as Pedro Chavarin Junior.

Leiato's body was found on Friday morning while a woman was walking her dog near the site of an early morning crash on MLK Jr. Blvd. The driver was arrested for DUII, and told police that he was the only person in the car.

Chavarin is said to be cooperating with police and has since been released from the hospital.

Leiato was released from the UO Football team as an outside linebacker earlier this year, after he was arrested on charges of theft, criminal trespass and a warrant for failure to appear on other charges.

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