Tributes pour in for Minneapolis musician, father killed in crash

Trevor Engelbrektson was one of four who died in a crash in Arizona.
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Tributes and donations have flooded in to support the family of Trevor Engelbrekston, who was tragically killed in wrong-way crash in Arizona.

The 37 year old from Minneapolis was the tour manager of the British band, Her's, and they were en route to a gig in California when their van was hit by a wrong-way drunk driver in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Englbrekston was killed along with two of the band members, and his death has prompted an outpouring of tributes, with a GoFundMe campaign surpassing $66,000 in donations in the space of just a day.

Engelbrekston was a popular figure in the Twin Cities music community, where he was known far and wide as a sound technician and multi-talented musician.

He was also the bassist for Minneapolis-based band, Southside Desire, which is led by his wife, Marvel Devitt.

Devitt created the fundraising page, which is filled with tributes to Engelbrekston, as well as offers of support for the wife and two sons, Julian (4) and Rigel (1), he leaves behind.

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It describes the huge role he played in the Twin Cities music community and the people he met along the way.

"He loved music so deeply," Devitt writes. "He made it his mission to loudly and effectively champion every artist he loved, and he loved so many. Trevor’s heart was in every single thing he did, with justice, love, and inclusivity driving him."

"Trevor knew first hand how precious life was. Early in his life, he was deeply impacted by the sudden passing of his step father, Dave Pederson. For as long as we knew him, Trevor always made a point of telling us he loved us often, of making each ordinary moment meaningful and of simply being there in our times of crisis and sorrow. We are sure he knew he was loved in return."

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