Justin Eller, Mahtowa, Minnesota – A devastating collision at an intersection south of Duluth has resulted in the tragic loss of 47-year-old Justin Eller from Mahtowa, Minnesota. The incident occurred around 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday, approximately 25 miles southwest of Duluth, at the intersection of County Roads 61 and 4 in Mahtowa Township, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.
Details provided by the Sheriff’s Office indicate that the collision transpired when a vehicle was turning from County Road 4 onto southbound County Road 61, and it was struck by a northbound motorbike on County Road 61. The impact of the accident occurred during the car’s turning maneuver.
Jason Barstow shared a facebook post, in wich he shared his sorrow for Justin Eller:
“It’s true what they say, you never know how you’ll emotionally handle death. There is no right answer. It took me a while to decide to write this so it was out of my head. We lost a great man last night. He was tragically killed when a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle. He wasn’t an average man. He was ultimately loyal, was honest, and treated everyone with great respect. He worked hard and earned every stitch of the patch on his back. He was selfless, but had flaws like any man. He would drop anything at the drop of a hat to help a brother even if it meant a loss of some sort to him. He was my friend, but even more he was my brother. He was loved and will be forever missed. I was proud of him! His loss hit me hard. It brought up stuff I had buried away over the years. This stuff I will make a point to address to make myself a better man to my wife, my kids, my family, and my club. I will battle these demons and I will win, I MUST win. People often don’t understand our world, how a group of misfit alpha males can grow the bonds of brotherhood and family the way we do. I will say this, if you don’t understand and want to, ask. If you don’t understand and don’t want, move on and watch from a distance as we support your communities, children, schools, and so many other great places. Don’t judge, don’t assume. Often those people that you judge or avoid will be your first protectors and saviors without hesitation and most of the time without thanks. We are people, we are men, we are and forever be Brothers!”
Sadly, Justin Eller, who was riding the motorcycle at the time of the collision, was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the car sustained non-life-threatening injuries and did not require hospitalization. At this time, the identities of both individuals involved in the collision have not been disclosed by authorities.
As the community comes to terms with this tragic loss, Justin Eller’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be shared by the family in due course. The incident serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for vigilance at intersections to prevent such heart-wrenching accidents.