Rollover kills teen

Rollover kills teen

There are 45 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 6, 2006, titled Rollover kills teen. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Thomas Leck loved cars. He often could be seen in the driveway of the family home in Plainfield, wrench in hand, working on a fixer-upper, neighbors said.

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Jason F

Schiller Park, IL

#1 Mar 6, 2006
RIP Tom we will all miss u. dont worry, we'll get ur mustang on the dragstrip running 10s. you always were a little crazy when you were behind the wheel..but you werent racing...and you were in a minivan.. shouldve been the mustang right TOM? anyway, its sad to see u go like this, considering when i first meet told me you lost your best friend in a car accident... life is too short.. we'll miss u tom, later.


Plainfield, IL

#2 Mar 6, 2006
Four years I knew you, and never once did i see a frown on your face. I remember freshman year your best friends died in a car accident on my birthday. Every year on my birthday I thought of you.
It's sad to see you go like this. You were always alittle crazy when you were driving, but you always had control.
I hate to see you go in a way that you had no control over.

You were way to young for this.
And you never did anything to deserve to go like this.

I'll miss you, as Im sure everyone will.
We loved you.
I hope you knew that.
Vince Taylor

Plainfield, IL

#3 Mar 6, 2006
Dammit Tom... why you gotta leave like this? THere was so much you didnt finish yet.... I remember how hard you laughed when i bought that RX-7 and you beat me in ur big ass Buick..... i think you won every damm time... I miss you kid, whos supposed to talk like Davy Jones now???? I hope wherever you are now is better than this earth... u dont kno how many people cry for you here....

Palatine, IL

#4 Mar 6, 2006
I knew Tommy when we were just kids. His mom used to babysit me and my sister. This is such devastating news, especially because we lost contact about 5 or 6 years ago.
I miss you Tommy... We spent almost every day together after school years back. Rest in peace buddy.
Love, all your old friends from Melrose

West Lafayette, IN

#5 Mar 6, 2006
Well Tommy, it has been a long time. You used to hang out with my boys in Melrose Park. Your Mom used to babysit the boys after school and during the summer. I remember all the times you used to fall down, get hit with a bat or do some crazy stunts and then run to show me your stitches like they were no big deal. I am sorry that you had to go so young. I hope you rest in peace. We will miss you!

Plainfield, IL

#6 Mar 7, 2006
Tom the past 4 years that i have known you, you have always made me smile. i cant believe that this has happend to you. I wish you didnt have to go this way. But i hope you know that i loved you very much and i loved chillin with you. you always made me happy, and we always had fun. R.I.P. baby i love you always and you will always be in my heart. I will miss you so much! i love you baby.
Jim Coventry

Plainfield, IL

#7 Mar 7, 2006
I was honored to have been Tom's English teacher this year. He always had an outstanding attitude and he was a very positive addition to my class. I will miss Tom very much, and I know that many people will miss him as well.
Andy Breckinridge-Mom

United States

#8 Mar 7, 2006
It is so sad to see such a Good Boy have such a short life. I just talked to you a few days ago. I was just thinking of how proud I am of you doing so well at Wilco and planning to continue to work hard and be the best mechanic you can be. I feel extremely bad for your family and friends to loose you. Hopefully, every one remembers how fragil life really is. I wish Andy had more friends like you! You will be missed and never forgotten.
Cecelia from Melrose Park


#9 Mar 7, 2006
To a Dear Child...God Bless you and may you always rest in peace. You were definitely a gift on Earth and will be missed. May Beverly and your family find strength and courage with all the memories you have left for them.

Chicago, IL

#10 Mar 7, 2006
Elena Salman Falco

Woodridge, IL

#11 Mar 8, 2006 will so be missed! Your passing has been heartbreaking for your mother, for your aunts and uncles, for your grandparents, for your cousins, and for your friends. I am so sorry that this had to happen. I remember how you used to love to swim in my you would get so excited...just to go for a swim. I was amazed the last time I saw you at what a kind, handsome young man you had turned into. May you find eternal happiness in over your family, be their always were a light in their lives. When Jacob, Josh and Emma are old enough...I will tell them about their special angel in heaven. Rest in will always be remembered in our family!
Robert Wolfe-Susan Wolfe

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 9, 2006
Tom, we are deeply saddened to hear of your passing. When our son Ryan Remele heard the news, he was uncontrollable. I can still remember the days when you would come to our house , and then you and Ryan would do whatever it was the 2 of you did. You will be missed terribly. Rest in peace !

Plainfield, IL

#13 Mar 9, 2006
You always Came to wilco and Had a new idea. We all laughed, but we knew you had it in you to pull it all off. I know That you're watchin Over All us, Makin sure we Do it right Down the 1320. You know we'll all be thinkin of you when We see those Notchbacks on the Strip. There never was a more Crazy Guy with Crazy Ideas. You Inspired alot Of people to pick up a wrench and Go wild. I should know, I'm one of 'em. Rest In peace man, Ill be Runnin for You.
Mom and Dave

Joliet, IL

#14 Mar 15, 2006
We miss you sooo much. We are over come with emotions.. We have not gone to the crash sight yet, probably because it is too much. I miss everything about you and I know I will never be the same. People tell me your spirt is around me helping me get through, well if that is true please know that I love you more than any mother could love a son and please help me get through this, honey the hardest part of my day is a 3:45pm when you don't come home.......I love you
Aunt Becky

La Grange, IL

#15 Mar 15, 2006
Hey Tom-
I stopped by to see u today on my way home from your house, I fixed your flowers and told u how much we love and miss you (but u already heard me :)) I can't believe this happened. I will help your mom and Dave and the boys get through somehow. We will celebrate your life I promise and I promise that your young cousins (Aimee, Emma, Jacob and Josh) will know all about you when they get older. I know that someday I will see you again and that you smile down on all of us constantly. Love you.
Cousin Ashlee

La Grange, IL

#17 Mar 15, 2006
Dear Tommy, I told all my friends about you. One of them had a crush on you and when i wore the shirt of you all my budds loved your car. i will never forget you and how much you were apriciated and loved. You were very nice to me all these years of my life. I will keep you in my heart as long as i live. You are cherished by so many people. Bryce talks about you so much. Jacob came to see you on sunday with chrissy. It was hard to say goodbye that day but thanks for spending so much of your time with Aimee and me. Love u lots, Ashlee.
Aunt Becky

La Grange, IL

#18 Mar 15, 2006
hohum wrote:
we dont care shut the f**k up!!!!
What comes around goes around.
Aunt Chrissy

United States

#19 Mar 15, 2006
Tommy I miss you so much. We all wish we could change this....but we just can't and that is the hardest thing to accept. What happened to you is so unfair. You had so much life left to live...go to your senior prom, graduate from highschool, go to college, turn 21, be a certified mechanic, be a husband, be a father, and most of all to just be the man you became. Now none of that can happen. Why? I believe you are an Angel amongst us all and want all of us to get through this. How? I hope someday we can all breath again without wondering why. I hope your Mother's spirit shines through again. I do not think she will ever be the same, but in time I know we can get her through this tragic time. Please help us help her. Our lives are all so different now. What we used to call normal is no longer there. We will have to adjust. What most people think is "This will never happen to us or our family" and it is happening. It was your time and you were taken from us for a reason...hopefully one day we will know why. I believe one day we will meet again. I will tell Jacob, Joshua, and Emma Rose all about what a wonderful person you were. I love you. I will see you in my dreams.

United States

#20 Mar 15, 2006
Why god takes somebody so young will never make any sense to me. Tom we will all love and miss you forever.

Greenbush, WI

#21 Mar 16, 2006
Mom and Dave wrote:
We miss you sooo much. We are over come with emotions.. We have not gone to the crash sight yet, probably because it is too much. I miss everything about you and I know I will never be the same. People tell me your spirt is around me helping me get through, well if that is true please know that I love you more than any mother could love a son and please help me get through this, honey the hardest part of my day is a 3:45pm when you don't come home.......I love you
Bev, Dave, Bryce, Brody and Angel Tommy,
I think of you all the time...wondering how you are and how you are getting through each day. I can't seem to do anything without coming back to the thought of you. My heart aches for you. I would give anything to change this unbelievable tragedy. I still do not believe it. I keep hoping I will wake up in the morning and find out its not true. I want to be close to all of you all the time to take away your pain. Please lets make sure we do not waste another day without loving each other. I love you soooo much...Aunt Bette

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