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Texas A&M offensive lineman Joe Villavisencio reportedly passed away on Thursday following a car accident about an hour north of College Station. A short time after word of Villavisencio's passing began to spread on Twitter, more details surrounding the accident began to emerge.
According to a report from KWTX, Villavisencio was attempting to avoid a piece of debris in the road when the car he was driving was struck head-on by an 18-wheel truck.
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.
The school has yet to confirm his passing, but multiple outlets are reporting it, and many of his teammates -- especially on the offensive line -- have taken to Twitter to express shock and sadness in the wake of his passing.
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