Texas A&M Player Dies In Highway Crash

Joseph Villavisencio (Texas A&M photo)

COLLEGE STATION (December 22, 2011)—Senior Texas A&M offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio, 22, of Jacksonville, died Thursday in a highway crash near the town of Normangee.

Villavisencio was driving north of FM 39 Thursday when he served to avoid something in the road and his car hit an 18-wheeler in the southbound lane, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Villavisencio was killed in the accident.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, KBTX-TV in Bryan reported.

Villavisencio was a radiological health engineering major.

At Jacksonville High School, he earned Second Team All-State recognition from both The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writer’s Association, was named a first-team all-district offensive lineman as a junior and a senior, and earned first-team all-state academic honors as a senior.