LA Man Joseph Lee Willis ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Mamou Fatal Crash

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.

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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.