Robert Jacobi and his family have had a hard holiday season since his son Tyler Jacobi, 20, died after a rollover crash in December.

"He was on his way home to go back to work," Robert Jacobi said. "He was going to turn 21 soon."

Now to help the family with funeral costs and other "odds and ends", Tyler Jacobi's co-workers at the Elbe train are hosting a dinner to raise money for the Jacobi family in memory of their friend.

Tyler Jacobi was the front passenger in a rollover crash in Puyallup on Dec. 16 in a Jeep being driven by an unlicensed teen girl.

Robert Jacobi said his son had recently lost his job with the Elbe Train but a friend had helped him get his position with the train back.

"Tyler wasn't allowed to drive," Robert Jacobi said. "So he found a friend to drive him."

While driving through Puyallup, the teen driver took a sharp turn near the 16100 block of 264th Street East.

"The tire went over the embankment a bit and the ground was soft, so the Jeep rolled," Robert Jacobi said.  "Tyler was ejected and the car landed on him."

Robert Jacobi is grateful it's likely his son didn't suffer, but still would have rather had Tyler Jacobi home with him.

Last month the Pierce County Sheriff's Office was still considering whether to charge the teen driver with criminal charges.

Tyler Jacobi's friends with the Elbe Train and siblings, Bobby and Brenda Jacobi, are helping put the dinner together. The event will include spaghetti and garlic bread followed by a silent auction.

The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with the silent auction following at 6 p.m. at the Elbe Train, 54124 Mountain Highway E.

Spaghetti dinners are $10 per person. For more information or other ways to donate call (360)492-3102