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David Gasologa pictured together with his companion, Vaelei Von Dincklage. David was one in every of 4 seasonal employees killed in a crash in close to Mansfield, Victoria, Australia.

Seasonal employee David Gasologa had goals of incomes good cash abroad, with the hopes of creating sufficient to return residence to calm down together with his girlfriend and begin a household.

However these goals had been shattered when Gasologa and three fellow seasonal employees had been killed in a fiery crash in regional Victoria, Australia, over the weekend. The others have been named as Alesana Anitele’a, 34, Aperaamo Tapelu, 25, and 28-year-old Darrick Amouta Peleti.

The burned-out van was discovered on Sunday by a member of the general public, who known as authorities about 7.45am native time.

It’s understood the 4 males had been at a social gathering on Saturday night time and had been returning to their residence in Mansfield when the crash occurred.


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In Samoa, Gasologa’s girlfriend of just about 5 years, Vaelei Von Dincklage, had simply arrived at work on Monday morning when she acquired an surprising telephone name.

“David had put me as his emergency contact. Therefore they known as me and informed me the information – confirming his involvement within the accident and that he didn’t make it.

“I want there was something that I might do to convey him again.”

David Gasologa and Vaelei Von Dincklage.
David Gasologa and Vaelei Von Dincklage.

Gasologa, from the village of Falefa, had solely been in Australia since July – one thing his companion stated he was very enthusiastic about as a result of he had all the time needed to work abroad.


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That work additionally included a stint in New Zealand earlier than they met at a Catholic church occasion in 2019, Von Dincklage stated.

Devoted son, brother, buddy

“He had a objective to work in one of many seasonal employee schemes … to earn as a lot as he can in order that when he returns, he would ask for my hand in marriage and settle [down] with me.

“However I suppose it’s by no means going to occur now.”

David pictured with his parents, mum Mafo'e and dad Olo Gasologa, and namesake nephew David Fiti at the airport before leaving for Australia in July.
David pictured together with his dad and mom, mum Mafo’e and pop Olo Gasologa, and namesake nephew David Fiti on the airport earlier than leaving for Australia in July.

Von Dincklage described a younger man who was dedicated to his mom and father, Mafo’e and Olo Gasologa, and his eight sisters – all of whom adored and had been very protecting of their solely brother.

In their very own relationship, Von Dincklage stated she was the spoilt one.

A number of months in the past, she took half within the Miss Samoa pageant, stepping out as Miss JADS Samoa. She was a favorite amongst followers and recognized for her humour and bubbly character.

“He was one of many individuals who inspired me to take part within the pageant, saying that the pageant is a once-in-a-lifetime alternative for a woman, so I need to profit from it,” she stated.

Vaelei Von Dincklage was a Miss Samoa contestant this year. Photo / JADS Samoa
Vaelei Von Dincklage was a Miss Samoa contestant this 12 months. Picture / JADS Samoa

“He stated he would by no means need me to raise a finger – he would do every part for me. I don’t understand how or once I would be capable of let him go fully and even heal from this entire ordeal.

“Watching how he was taken from me doesn’t make it any simpler.”

His final phrases

The final time the couple spoke was on Saturday night time.


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“He needed to remain on-call with me and so we did. We teased one another like we used to, he requested how my day went and [asked] if I had obtained the cash he despatched for my lunch and bus fares to work and residential.”

She defined that she was residence alone on the time.

“His final phrases to me that night time had been: ‘Sleep now. I’ll watch over you’. I solely stated: ‘Bye – love you’. I by no means knew it will be our final telephone name and final time to ever see one another once more.”

David Gasologa leaves behind eight sisters. His partner, Vaelei Von Dincklage, stands in place of him before a prayer service for him this week.
David Gasologa leaves behind eight sisters. His companion, Vaelei Von Dincklage, stands instead of him earlier than a prayer service for him this week.

Victoria Police are persevering with investigations into the crash and the circumstances main as much as it.

Highway Policing Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir informed native media the boys had consumed alcohol on the get-together that night time earlier than deciding to go residence.

He stated it appeared the driving force had misplaced management of the car earlier than it crashed into an embankment and caught hearth.


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Weir stated that specific stretch of highway was not well-travelled and that the realm was generally known as a high traffic hall for kangaroo and different wildlife – though whether or not that was an element within the incident was merely hypothesis at this stage, he stated.

Von Dincklage acknowledged the households of the three different males killed within the crash and hoped they might discover consolation and peace to simply accept their loss.

She additionally urged these Samoans working abroad to care for themselves wherever they go.

“Please watch out.”

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