EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — An Atlantic County man died Wednesday morning after his car crashed into a tree near the area of Ridge Avenue and Leap Street.

Township police said Richard Blevins, 29, of Minotola was driving a Nissan Rogue south on Ridge Avenue approaching Leap Street in the Bargaintown section of the township.

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Blevins did not stop at a stop sign and crossed Leap Street, striking a tree on the opposite side of the roadway, police said.

The Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad and AtlantiCare paramedics arrived to the scene and said Blevins had died from his injuries.

 Lt. Robert Gray said an autopsy was performed Wednesday, but results were not released. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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