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Car wash benefit for Trinca family

Close up of a tribute to Jason and

Close up of a tribute to Jason and Keri Trinca on one of the racing cars parked outside Moloney's Lake Funeral Home in Lake Ronkonkoma at the wake for Keri Trinca, 30, and her son Jason, 7. (Oct. 15, 2011) Credit: Jim Staubitser

A friend of the Trinca family is hosting a car wash fundraiser Sunday at the Holtsville Fire Department to help the stricken family.

On Oct. 8, Keri Trinca, 30, was driving east on Montauk Avenue with her three young children in the backseat of her Honda sedan when the car was struck by a Ford van traveling south on County Road 111 in Manorville.

Trinca and her oldest son, go-kart racer Jason, 7, died. Marialena Trinca, 4, remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, doctors said. Christopher Trinca, 2, was discharged last week.

The fundraiser is from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be a bake sale with goods decorated with the number 48, Jason’s racing number on his go-kart at Riverhead Raceway.

Police said the collision is under investigation and no charges have been filed. The van driver, Steven Vonfricken, 51, of St. James, suffered minor injuries.

All proceeds will go to the family. For more information, call Jenn Hagenburg at 631-880-9962.


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