A St. Michael man driving his truck on U.S. Highway 10 near Royalton, Minnesota was killed Tuesday, Jan. 10 when his work truck rear-ended a snowplow working to clear off the busy roadway.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Timothy Eckhoff, 30, St. Michael was killed when he rear-ended the Minnesota Department of Transportation plow truck, driven by a woman from Little Falls. Benton County Sheriff’s officers assisted Minnesota State Patrol at the scene. The driver of the plow was injured, but not taken to a hospital after receiving treatment at the scene.
Ekhoff was wearing his seatbelt in the incident, and the plow driver was operating with emergency lights activated. The crash happened in the westbound lane around 11:30 a.m.
Funeral services for the St. Michael man are set for Monday, Jan. 16 at King of Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Duluth St., Golden Valley. Interment will be Monday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. A visitation for Ekhoff and his family will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Washburn McReavy Glen Haven Chapel, located at 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be donated to King of Grace Lutheran Church.
Ekhoff’s wife, Hallie, recently thanked the St. Michael community via social media for the ‘love and support of this wonderful community’ and especially the love shown to the family’s children.