UO student killed in DUI car accident

University of Oregon student Shunan Zhu died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.

Zhu was an undergraduate from China majoring in business administration, according to UO records.

Emergency workers responded to the report of an accident on Upper Nestucca River Road near Bible Creek Road at 8:40 p.m.

Respondents found Zhu deceased, pinned inside a 1989 Nissan 240SX off the road.

The driver, Joel Pacello, 31, of Hillsboro was found sitting on the road above the vehicle.

State troopers cited Pacello with charges of DUI and Manslaughter II.

Pacello was taken to a local hospital for treatment and later transferred to a Portland hospital.

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Kenny Jacoby

Kenny Jacoby

Kenny is the senior sports editor for the Emerald. He spent two years studying computer and information science before changing his major to journalism. He also freelances for the Register-Guard, interns for the Eugene Weekly and works as a research assistant for UO journalism professor Seth Lewis.