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in General Factchecking by Newbie (270 points)
Wednesday afternoon, 19-year-old Daylen Austin was involved in a fatal hit-and-run of a 46-year-old man.
by Newbie (220 points)
This is true. I know of someone who heard of this case in Lane County. There are also many articles out. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39962615/oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run.
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This is true. I just saw this post recently on USA Today. Austin was arrested in connection to the hit-and-run.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2024/04/18/oregon-football-player-daylen-austin-arrest/73368736007/
by (100 points)
This is most likely not misinformation. Daylen Austin was arrested on April 15 in connection to the fatal hit-and-run in Eugene. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 22 as the investigation continues.

https://www.si.com/college/oregon/news/oregon-ducks-football-player-daylen-austin-alleged-fatal-car-crash-new-details-report-eugene-dan-lanning
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This is true. Many known news companies such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and USA today have written about this incident. Daylen Austin is a defensive back on the football team for the University of Oregon. ESPN reports that the 46-year-old man was hit approximately two miles away from campus.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39962615/oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run
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Likely not misinformation.  

University of Oregon football defensive back Daylen Austin was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run of a 46-year-old man.   The accident occurred between W. 4th Ave. and Polk St. in Eugene, Oregon, at approximately 9:10 PM on April 15, 2024.

Austin was booked into the Lane County Jail and subsequently released.  His pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 22, 2024.  In Oregon, a hit-and-run with a vehicle is a Class C felony and is punishable by up to five years in prison, although he will have to be convicted of such before any such punishment can be carried out.  

https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2024/04/oregon-football-defensive-back-daylen-austin-arrested-on-charges-of-hit-and-run.html

https://www.si.com/college/oregon/football/dan-lanning-arrest-daylen-austin

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by Genius (41.9k points)
Great work providing background context and additional information to support your claim.
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by Newbie (240 points)

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/university-oregon-defensive-back-daylen-austin-arrested-hit/story?id=109374378

This news article confirms that Daylen Austin was apart of a hit and run and was arrested

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by Newbie (240 points)
This is true. Daylen Austin, a University of Oregon football defensive back was arrested in April after being connected to a hit-and-run that killed a 64 year old man.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39962615/oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run
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According to: https://www.registerguard.com/story/sports/college/football/2024/04/17/oregon-ducks-football-player-fatal-hit-and-run-eugene/73351150007/  

This is not misinformation, Daylen Austin was in fact charged for the fatal hit-and-run of a 46-year-old man.
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by Newbie (230 points)
This is true. I just read an article from ABC News. Austin was arrested in connection to the hit-and-run. He has initially been charged with felony hit and run. EPD is still gathering information before deciding on a final charge. They gathered information from the Lane County District Attorney's Office.
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This is true. Daylen Austin was arrested in a hit in run with a 46 year old man. After was taken to Lane county jail. https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2024/04/oregon-football-defensive-back-daylen-austin-arrested-on-charges-of-hit-and-run.html

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This article is likely not true information. Here is a link to another media company's story sharing similar ideas and facts, helping ensure this article is not misinformed.https://www.si.com/college/oregon/news/oregon-ducks-football-player-daylen-austin-alleged-fatal-car-crash-new-details-report-eugene-dan-lanning

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by Newbie (240 points)
This is not misinformation. According to multiple sources, Austin was involved in a hit-and-run of a 46-year-old man. Limited details beyond this have been released to the public, but Austin has a pre-trial conference scheduled for May 22.

https://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/2024/05/new-details-emerge-in-fatal-incident-involving-oregon-football-defensive-back-daylen-austin.html
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