A senior at Texas A&M from Jacksonville died after a car accident on December 22, according to JacksonvilleProgress.com. Joseph Villavisencio, 22, was a senior on the Texas A&M football team. He was driving in Texas when he swerved to avoid a buzzard and collided head-on with a semi-truck.
“The driver over-corrected, causing him to cross into the southbound lane,” said the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was on his way home to Jacksonville. He has spent the day with the team delivering gifts to families at a local shelter after a morning football practice.
“Joey always had a smile on his face and had such a positive influence on everyone,” said Texas A&M Athletic Director Bull Byrne. “This is a sad day for Texas A&M and our hearts are broken for his family, his teammates and his friends.”
Vallavisencio was a radiological health engineer major. His loss is deeply felt in both the Jacksonville and Texas A&M communities.
“Although his life on this Earth was way too short, his impact on the people he met will be everlasting,” said Aggies Head Coach Mike Sherman. “I will never forget him.”
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