Next time you think about comitting street hoonage, remember this. All it takes is one foulup and you may inadvertently assassinate a soverign, possibly plunging an entire nation into darkness and chaos. We're not saying that's exactly what happened here, but police in Menlo Park, California are saying two members of Tonga's royal family were killed by an 18-year-old who was allegedly street racing yesterday. Wikipedia already has the dirt:
His Royal Highness Tu i Pelehake ( Uluvalu), 55, and his wife, Kaimana Aleamotu'a, 45, as well as their driver, Vinisia Hefa, 36, were all killed in the accident. Uluvalu is the nephew of King T ?ufa ?hau Tupou IV of Tonga.
Tonga, if you were unaware, is a tiny country south of Samoa and east of Fiji, whose currency is the Pa anga and whose government is known for being a bit flaky. The driver of the car, Edith Delgado (thanks to Fark for the MySpace find) was uninjured after broadsiding a Ford Explorer the two royals were riding in in her 1998 Mustang. [Thanks to prplhaze for the tip.]
Tongan Royal Family Killed in Calif. [ABC News]