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The college sports world got some terrible news early Tuesday morning. It’s been reported by multiple publications that Texas A&M freshman Polo Manukainiu was involved in a fatal car crash last night on his drive home from Utah to Texas. The accident, which took place in New Mexico, also killed two other teenagers – Utah recruit Gaius Vaenuku and Trinity High School student Lolo Uhatafe.
3 teens dead in NM crash.. Texas A&M DE Polo Manukainiu… Utah football recruit Gaius Vaenuku .. Trinity HS Lolo Uhatafe
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) July 30, 2013
The Texas A&M community has been pouring in support for Manukainiu’s family. Teammates, friends and fans have been expressing their condolences on Twitter – including TCU coach Gary Patterson and Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Very saddened this morning by the passing of @ManukainiuPolo what a great kid! Praying for his family. #RIPpolo pic.twitter.com/UsibTtdi50
— Texas A&M Equipment (@TAMUequipment) July 30, 2013
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Three people lost their lives, including Texas A&M defensive end Polo Manukainiu (left) and Utah defensive end Gaius Vaenuku, in an overnight car crash.
A Texas A&M freshman lineman and an incoming member of the Utah football team have died in a rollover crash in New Mexico, officials said Tuesday.
Polo Manukainiu, a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M, and Gaius Vaenuku were among three teens killed in the crash, Texas A&M said in a statement.
The wreck occurred Monday on U.S. 550 just north of Cuba.
State Police said...
Texas A&M said Tuesday that redshirt freshman Polo Manukainiu and a teenager joining the Utah football team this fall were among three people killed in a single-car rollover crash in the high desert of northern New Mexico, just days before fall practices begin.
Manukainiu, a defensive lineman for the Aggies, and Gaius ''Keio'' Vaenuku were among three teens killed...
Tragedy struck the college football world this morning as a Texas A&M player, Polo Manukainiu, and a Utah recruit were killed in a car accident in New Mexico on their way back to Texas from Utah. A third person also passed away and the fourth person in the vehicle is in critical condition. According to reports all three that were killed were from Trinity High School in Euless...
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