LA CROSSE, Wis -

Family and friends of a man who died in a tugboat accident last week raised more money than expected at a benefit held in his honor.  

Organizers say they raised close to $3,000 at the benefit at River Rats on French Island. They're expecting that number to go up even more once they collect all  money from raffle prizes. Family and Friends original goal was to raise $1000.

The proceeds will go to Tyler Trussoni's wife Danielle to help her cover costs after losing her husband.

Tyler, 22, was working on a Brennan Marine tugboat when it went over Lock and Dam 7 in Dresbach on Wednesday.