Friends, family and fellow racers will hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening to mourn the loss of Keri and Jason Trinca, a Manorville mother and son who were killed in a two-car collision in Manorville on Saturday.
The vigil will be held at the Eastport-South Manor High School football field at 7:15 p.m on Tuesday. Donations to Trinca's husband and family will be accepted at the vigil.
Keri Trinca, who was driving eastbound on Oceanview Boulevard with Jason and her two other children, Maria, 4, and Christopher, 2, at the intersection of Oceanview and County Road 111.
Keri was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Jason was rushed to Peconic Bay Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Stony Brook Hospital officials said Maria's and Christopher’s conditions were improving, though they were critically injured in the crash, according to a Newsday story.
No charges have been filed; police said they are still investigating the incident.
Jason, known in the racing community as "Lil Man," was an award-winning go-kart racer. In 2009, He won the "Rookie of the Year" award and took home the Kid Champ Kart Championship citation in 2010.
Riverhead Raceway , with each racer displaying a neon-green and purple "48," Jason's racing number, on the back of their go-karts. A video tribute, seen above, was also dedicated to the two victims.
Villa Michelangelo’s in Manorville will also hold a fundraiser for the family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and all proceeds will benefit the family.
Donations are also being accepted at a Facebook page dedicated to the Trinca family. Donations can also be sent to the following address: Trinca Family, PO Box 176, Kings Park, NY, 11754.