Raceway accepting donations for family of boy killed in crash

10/09/2011 9:51 AM |

Riverhead Raceway will be accepting donations at 2 p.m. today for the family of a 7-year-old Manorville boy who was killed along with his mother in a crash on County Road 111 Saturday morning.

Jason Trinca and his mother Keri, 30, of Manorville were killed in a motor vehicle crash that critically injured two of Jason’s siblings Saturday morning, according to Suffolk Police.

Jason had raced go-karts at Riverhead Raceway. Trinca Motorsports also has a donation page posted through Facebook.

Ms. Trinca was driving eastbound on the Oceanview Boulevard extension when her 1998 Honda Accord entered the intersection of County Road 111 and collided with a southbound 2002 Ford E350 van driven by Steven Vonfricken, police said.

Ms. Trinca was pronounced dead at the scene. Jason was transported by Manorville Community Ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, where he succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.  Ms. Trinca’s 4-year-old daughter and her 2-year-old son were transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center via Suffolk County Police helicopter and were admitted in critical condition, police said.

Vonfricken, 51, of Saint James, and his passenger, Edward James, 50, of Smithtown, were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding the accident to contact Suffolk’s Seventh Squad at (631) 852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS.