ABSECON — A 25-year-old Absecon man who was a student at Temple University died from his injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Route 30 Monday afternoon.
Isaac L. Baggs Jr. was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City, after the accident, which occurred just after 3:30 p.m., police said.
Baggs was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m., police said.
The Pleasantville High School graduate was studying journalism at Temple University and was set to graduate at the end of this school year, said his aunt Pamela Garrett Mobley, of Egg Harbor Township.
Baggs was previously a lifeguard at the Tilton Fitness in Egg Harbor Township, Mobley said. She described him as an avid reader and unbelievable writer.
“Whatever he would have done, he would have been very good at it,” Mobley said. “You ever hear about old souls? He was older than he appeared. ... He was so wise. He was a sweet, kind spirit. A gentleman, mannerly and very intelligent.”
The family doesn’t know what caused Baggs’ vehicle to leave the roadway. He was on his way to work at the The Comedy Stop at Tropicana in Atlantic City, a job he held every summer and during holidays from school, Mobley said.
Baggs, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was eastbound on Route 30 when he crashed into a utility pole after losing control of the vehicle, just past the Delilah Road ramp, police said.
The vehicle, a pickup truck, was completely demolilshed, Mobley said. “The whole back is separated from the front.”
Baggs lived with his mother and brother in Absecon.
The Atlantic City and Pleasantville police departments along with Absecon fire department and ambulance squads assisted at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Absecon Police Department at 641-0667.
Staff Writer Jennifer Bogdan contributed to this report.
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