Dec 31, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Texas A

Car Crash Kills Texas A&M Lineman Polo Manukainiu & Two Others reports that Texas A&M lineman Polo Manukainiu and two others were killed in a car accident in New Mexico. Utah recruit Gaius Vaenuku and 13-year-old Lolo Uhatafe were also killed.

A&M players shared their thoughts for Manukainiu via Twitter.



Manukainiu redshirted the 2012 season. He was 19.

Vaenuku signed with Utah in the winter. He was a three-star defensive end prospect out of Euless (Texas) Trinity, where Uhatafe was also enrolled. Vaenuku was 18; Uhatafe was 13.

Trinity has a memorial page on its website for well-wishers to share condolences.

Manukainiu tweeted on Monday that he had a “22 hour drive on no sleep,” from Utah back to Texas. The accident occurred on U.S. 550, north of Albuquerque.

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