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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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by (180 points)
This is true, according to https://abcnews.go.com/US/university-oregon-defensive-back-daylen-austin-arrested-hit/story?id=109374378 the hit and run incident occurred on April 15th just three miles from the UO campus and there is an ongoing investigation.
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by Newbie (250 points)
This is true. Daylen Austin was arrested for hitting and fatally injuring a 46-year-old man. This event took place in the evening of April 15th, 2024. Austin promptly fled the scene leading to his incident being a hit an run.

https://nypost.com/2024/04/18/sports/oregons-daylen-austin-arrested-in-fatal-hit-and-run-crash/
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by (140 points)
Although this statement is true, Austin has not been charged with anything yet. He has been accused and processed for being involved in a hit and run involving a 46-year-old man, but he is not facing felony charges yet. He will be in court on May 22 to enter a plea, but until then, he has certain rules he must follow to adhere by the court's mandates.

https://www.kezi.com/news/uo-football-player-accused-of-hit-and-run-out-of-jail/article_4703d3c2-fdd1-11ee-8e1e-db40f11fb629.html
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by (180 points)
This is likely not misinformation.

There are multiple other reputable sources that are also reporting on this issue , which leads me to believe that this is not misinformation. The link below is an article from sports illustarted that reports on the issue.

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 true. Daylen Austin, who is actually a defensive back for UO football, was involved in a hit and run accident. This happened happened in mid April, and caught attention nationally including articles from ESPN and Sports Illustrated. 

oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run

https://www.si.com/fannation/college/cfb-hq/oregon-football-daylen-austin-arrest-hit-and-run 

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by (140 points)
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I would say that this is likely True information.

Austin was arrested recently. Many online sources such as: USA Today, ABC, and even ESPN support this claim with an article. 

“Daylen Austin crashed his car which killed a 46 year old man at around 9:10 p.m.” said ESPN staff writer, Kyle Bonagura. 

The case remains open as Austin decided to run from this scene. “this investigation is complex, and that we are still waiting on the district attorneys for a final decision.” Said the police. 

The clarity of Daylen’s future is a bit foggy. There is no question that this unfortunate information is very true. 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39962615/oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run

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by (180 points)
This did happen. Daylen Austin was arrested in connection to the hit-and-run. It has been all over many news platforms.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/university-oregon-defensive-back-daylen-austin-arrested-hit/story?id=109374378
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by Newbie (240 points)
This information is True. Daylen Austin was involved with the hit-and-run that took place on April, 17th. A Class C felony in Oregon is punishable to up to five years in prison. According to the Register Guard Eugene Police arrested Austin at 11:45pm at his apartment.

https://www.registerguard.com/story/sports/college/football/2024/04/17/oregon-ducks-football-player-fatal-hit-and-run-eugene/73351150007/
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This is a true statement there is multiple articles confirming this incident including the one I am linking. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/39962615/oregon-db-daylen-austin-arrested-fatal-hit-run

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by Genius (41.9k points)
Next time you could say, "According to ESPN..." and then leave the source link. It's best to cite your source within your fact-check.
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by (180 points)
This does seem to be true Daylen Austin does seem to have been convicted in a hit-and-run. This event occurred on April 15th, 2024. He seems to be having a trial and to be booked in Lane County Prison. his trial date as of current appears to be May 22nd, 2024.
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by Genius (41.9k points)
What is your source? Always attribute information to your source and include a hyperlink please. Thanks! (According to CNN....)

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