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Volunteers at a fundraiser for scholarships for Lincoln-Way Central students in memory of Jacob Manka pose wearing T-shirts with one of his last pieces of artwork as the design Saturday, Feb. 29, at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox. Manka, along with Charlie Cooper, were killed in a train crash in May, 2019. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
4:18 am CST March 4, 2020

Hundreds attend fundraiser for teen killed in train crash

Mokenians and surrounding community members came out in the hundreds to show their support for the Manka Family, of Mokena, Saturday, Feb. 29, at Laraway Lanes in New Lenox.

The Mankas lost their son Jacob in May 2019 after a train crash claimed his life and the life of New Lenox resident Charlie Cooper.