Texas A&M Football Player Dies In Crash

So sad to hear. Everyone needs to remember to buckle up and drive well rested…

CBS Houston

ALBUQUERQUE, NM(AP) – A Texas A&M freshman lineman and an incoming member of the University of 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 “Keio” Vaenuku were among three teens killed in the wreck, Texas A&M said in a statement. One of the survivors, Salesi Uhatafe, is another incoming freshman football player for Utah.

The wreck occurred Monday on U.S. 550 just north of Cuba.

State Police said in a report that Manukainiu, 19, and Vaenuku, 18, were passengers in a southbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia, according to the school’s statement. The vehicle drifted off of the road, the driver overcorrected, and the vehicle rolled several times.

Manukainiu and another passenger, Andrew Uhatafe, were ejected and died at the scene, the statement said. Vaenuku was transported from the scene but was pronounced dead in…

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