EUGENE, Ore. -- The co-owner of a Eugene restaurant has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a pedestrian struck by a car.

The Register-Guard reports 33-year-old Kiyallah Li Heatherstone of Fall Creek also is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

Springfield police at 2:36 a.m. Saturday responded to Highway 126 Expressway and 52nd Street to investigate the death of 24-year-old Springfield resident Travis Alverson.

Police say Heatherstone was behind the wheel of a car that struck Alverson in or near a crosswalk.

Heatherstone is co-owner of Rye, a Eugene restaurant.

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