A Texas A&M professor in the department of animal science has died following a crash in south Texas.
44 year old Marcel Amstalden of College Station was an associate professor and he chaired the school’s interdisciplinary faculty of reproductive biology.
The Victoria Advocate reports the car driven by Amstalden crossed the center line and struck a semi. The crash took place late Wednesday afternoon on Highway 77 near Hallettsville.
News release from the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science:
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Marcel Amstalden died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, from injuries sustained during a car accident that occurred while traveling near Hallettsville, Texas. Dr. Amstalden was an associate professor in physiology of reproduction in the Department of Animal Science. He also was currently serving as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology at Texas A&M.
“We are incredibly saddened by the loss of Marcel Amstalden,” said Dr. Russell Cross, head of animal science. “Not only was he a brilliant scientist and a rising star, he was a valued member of the Animal Science family, bringing pleasure to those around him with his caring personality and gentle smile.”
Dr. Amstalden is survived by his wife, Katia, and two daughters.
Arrangements are pending and will be made available as soon as possible.