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A&M defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu killed in car wreck

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by joseephuss, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I haven't found a link for this yet. It was reported on the radio. He was on a long 22 hour drive back to College Station.
  2. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Tragic. Someone lost a son, someone lost a grandson.

    I can't imagine the pain they are feeling.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Cole Pittman all over again.
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Dang....that's awful. I feel for the family and friends. That's a tragic loss.
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sport...kainiu-20130730,0,4446255.story#axzz2aYEpydFW

    Texas A&M defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu dies in auto accident

    Texas A&M officials said Tuesday that defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu died Monday in an automobile accident in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Manukainiu was a 19-year-old redshirt freshman. Also killed in the crash were Gaius Vaenuku, an incoming member of the Utah football team, and Andrew Uhatafe. All three were from the town of Euless, Texas.


    The driver of the vehicle and another passenger, whose names have not been released, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

  6. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    As a Ute fan, terrible thing. Looks like the driver (another Ute freshmen who survived) overcorrected to the right and rolled. Probably fell asleep at the wheel.

    He was the only one wearing a seatbelt and lived. Goes to show you that you have to wear your seatbelt in your car. By and large, rollover fatalities are due to not wearing one.

    He's going to have a heavy conscience the rest of his life.
  7. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately in fatal car crashes it is the driver who most often survives and the passengers who do not.

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