Oregon DB Daylen Austin arrested after fatal hit-and-run

Oregon defensive back Daylen Austin was arrested late Monday in connection to a fatal hit-and-run, according to the Eugene Police Department.

"This is a complex investigation and EPD is still gathering information to be submitted to the Lane County District Attorney's Office for a final charging decision," police said in a statement.

According to police, a 46-year-old man was killed around 9:10 p.m. Monday when he was struck roughly 2 miles from the university campus. No further details were provided.

A hit-and-run with a vehicle is a Class C felony in Oregon punishable by up to five years in prison.

"We are aware of the incident and are awaiting additional information," a spokesperson from the University of Oregon said in a statement.

Austin remained in the Lane County jail as of Wednesday morning, online records showed.

As a true freshman in 2023, Austin appeared in three games, playing 30 snaps on defense, while preserving his redshirt. He arrived at Oregon from Long Beach Poly High in Southern California, where he was ESPN's No. 142-ranked player in the class of 2023 and the No. 11 player in California.