A vigil will take place Thursday night for a 21-year-old Vineland man who was killed in a motor vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Burlington County.

Adam Gonzalez, 21, was driving a taxicab on Route 206 in Shamong Township around 5 a.m. when he was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Gonzalez was transported to Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount Holly where he died.

Police have not announced any charges from the crash.

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Gonzalez friend Anthony Archie, of Mays Landing, said Gonzalez had just turned 21 a month ago and was working for his father’s taxi company. He had taken someone to the Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing and was returning when the accident occurred, Archie said.

The vigil will be held at 50 Bortle Ave. in Vineland at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Archie said. The funeral will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave. in Vineland.

Gonzalez had received his certification to become an EMT and was enrolled as a full-time student at Cumberland County College, Archie said.

“He was a really good kid, he had a really bright future ahead of him,” Archie said. “He had a lot of goals. He had a really big heart and he wanted to do a lot of things.”

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