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Services set for former Holy Spirit football star killed in crash

A Pleasantville man killed in a crash Christmas Eve will be remembered Thursday.

Donta Pollock, 28, was a star running back for Holy Spirit remembered by his alma mater as “one of the best to ever wear the gold helmet.”

Pollock was traveling west on the Atlantic City Expressway in Pleasantville when he lost control at about 2:30 a.m., left the roadway and struck a guard rail. He was thrown from the vehicle, State Police said.

He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus, where he died from his injuries Dec. 29.

Pollock leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter.

A viewing is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville. The funeral begins at 11 a.m.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help with the celebration of his life.

He’s remembered as a someone who always had a way to make people laugh, and a tank on the football field.

The accident remains under investigation.

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