EVANGELINE PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Lee Willis of Ville Platte, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish Wednesday morning.

Willis, 31, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a big-rig near Mamou Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Willis was operating a Chevrolet Sonic on State Hwy 13 near Gilbert Street, in Mamou, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle came into head-on contact with a Peterbilt 18-wheeler.

Willis, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the Peterbilt was uninjured in the violent crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Go quick facts: Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,984. The parish seat is Ville Platte – Wikipedia.