Heartbreaking Support Surpasses $27k for Will County Family After Fatal Route 50 Crash Near Manteno


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Wilmington, IL – In a profound display of community solidarity, residents of Wilmington, Illinois, and beyond have rallied to support the Dome family following a tragic car accident in Kankakee County that resulted in the loss of 53-year-old Lisa M Dome and her 9-year-old granddaughter, Weylen R Cadorette. 

A GoFundMe campaign, organized by Morgan Laude on behalf of Emily Dome, Weylen’s mother, has notably amassed $27,015 of its $30,000 goal, with contributions from over 350 donors highlighting the widespread empathy and concern for the bereaved family.

The accident, which occurred late Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 12000 North Road and Illinois Route 50, claimed the lives of Lisa and Weylen when their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck after failing to stop at a stop sign. This loss has deeply affected the Wilmington community, prompting an exceptional outpouring of support.

Weylen, remembered for her vibrant spirit, love of animals, and creative talents, and her grandmother Lisa, are mourned by many. Their passing has ignited a collective effort to provide solace and assistance to Emily Dome during this tragic time. The Animal Clinic at New Lenox, where Emily is employed, has been a focal point of communal support, announcing a closure to honor the lives lost and stand in solidarity with their colleague and her family.

The fundraiser and the clinic’s temporary shutdown for the funeral underscore the community’s dedication to aiding one of its own in the face of tragedy. This tragic event, while bringing unimaginable grief to the Dome family, has also showcased the strength and compassion inherent within the Wilmington community, as residents unite to offer support and condolences.

As investigations by the Kankakee County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police continue, the community remains steadfast in its support, reflecting on the cherished memories of Lisa and Weylen and the indelible mark they left on the hearts of those around them.


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