This Saturday, the Texas A&M football team will pay their tributes to one of their own when they attend the funeral of their teammate Polo Manukainiu, of Euless Trinity, who was killed in an automobile accident last week.
According to The Huffington Post, "The southbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia, in which was a Manukainiu was a passenger, drifted off the sagebrush-lined highway, New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel T. Gutierrez said. The driver, 18-year-old Siaosi Salesi Uhatafe Jr. of Euless, over-corrected, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll several times. Alcohol wasn't involved and it appeared the driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt, investigators said."
Manukainiu and another passenger died at the scene after they were ejected from the vehicle, Gutierrez said.
The details of Manukainiu’s services, provided by A&M:
Viewing/wake: Friday, Aug 9 from 6 p.m.-11:00p.m. at the Trinity High School auditorium. Trinity is located at 500 N. Industrial Blvd., Euless, Texas 76039
Funeral service: Saturday, Aug 10 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 500 W. McDonwell School Road, Colleyville, Texas 76034.
Burial will be immediately following at Bear Creek Cemetery in Euless.
Silver Taps (held to honor students who have died) will be held on the Texas A&M campus on September 3.