David Mervin Berglund : Calgary Man Charged in Fatal Tuesday Road Rage Incident

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Calgary Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder Following Fatal Road Rage Incident

A tragic road rage incident in northeast Calgary on Tuesday afternoon has resulted in the arrest of a Calgary man who now faces second-degree murder charges. The incident, which unfolded around 12:30 p.m., escalated rapidly, leading to a fatal outcome.

According to the police, a passenger in a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo made a distress call, reporting their involvement in a road rage incident that took place on various roads in the city’s northeast. They claimed that a 2002 GMC Sierra was driving recklessly, repeatedly cutting in and out of their lane. To make matters worse, the driver of the Sierra allegedly brandished a knife, threatening the occupants of the Aveo.

Upon receiving the call, the 911 operator advised the Aveo occupants to disengage from the Sierra driver. However, they chose to continue following him. Eventually, the Sierra driver pulled over on the 6900 block of Temple Drive N.E. and exited his vehicle. It was at this point that events took a tragic turn.

As the Aveo drove past, one of its occupants kicked the passenger door of the Sierra. Subsequently, the Aveo driver stopped his vehicle and backed into the Sierra driver, propelling him into a nearby tree. The impact proved fatal, and the Sierra driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement swiftly took the Aveo driver and passenger into custody. The driver, Steven Allen, a 34-year-old Calgary resident, has been charged with second-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in court on February 6. Meanwhile, the passenger was released without charges.

Following a thorough autopsy on Wednesday, the deceased was identified as 35-year-old David Mervin Berglund from Calgary. The news has left the community shocked and grieving.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. They can contact the police directly at 403-266-1234. Alternatively, individuals who wish to remain anonymous can reach out to Calgary Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online tips and information can also be submitted through the official Calgary Crime Stoppers website or via the P3 Tips app.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of road rage and the importance of deescalating conflicts on the road. As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of David Mervin Berglund and hopes for justice to be served.

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