The Mount Olive community is coming together to support the Van Dine family after Lorenzo Van Dine, age 6, lost his life in a tragic car accident just days before Christmas. The Van Dine’s have set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses, www.gofund.me/d1858589.
According to the GoFundMe, Renny’s mother Ashley shared the following;
“I’m a single mom with not much money to make something beautiful for him to celebrate his loving life. He was loved by many. He played lots of sports. He also was a kind hearted loving boy who wanted to be a cop when he grew up. He just started out wanting to be on Masterchef Junior and always tried to make new things. He was my family’s love and he knew how to make everyone’s day brighter.”
Lorenzo, also known by Renny, was a first grade student at Chester M. Stephens School in Mount Olive. Also a trisport athlete, Renny played football for the Mount Olive Junior Marauders, and was also a wrestler and baseball player. The Junior Marauders organization shared the following on Facebook.
“The Junior Marauders are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of our flag football player Lorenzo ‘Renni’ Van Dine. Renni was a fun loving kid, with the brightest smile and had the biggest personality. In addition to football, Renni was also a Mount Olive baseball and wrestling athlete. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Van Dine family.”
As of this writing, the accident is still under investigation.