Calgary, AB,
13
December
2023
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12:47
America/Denver

Update: Police investigate homicide involving road rage incident

Following an autopsy completed today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the deceased is identified as David Mervin BERGLUND, 35, of Calgary.

Original release

We continue to investigate the death of a man that is believed to be the result of a road rage incident.

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police received a call from a passenger who was riding in a red 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, who reported they were involved in an on-going road rage incident while travelling around several roads in the northeast.

At the time, a 2002 GMC Sierra was reported to be driving erratic and swerving in and out of traffic, and it is alleged the driver flashed a knife towards the occupants of the Chevrolet Aveo.

The altercation is believed to have stemmed from a non-injury hit-and-run collision that occurred between the two vehicles shortly before the call was made to 9-1-1.

While on the phone with Calgary 9-1-1 dispatchers, the occupants of the Chevrolet Aveo were directed to disengage with the driver of the GMC Sierra, but they continued to follow the vehicle.

The altercation continued to escalate, and the driver of the GMC Sierra pulled over and exited his vehicle in the 6900 block of Temple Drive N.E.

A short time later, the Chevrolet Aveo drove past the driver of the GMC Sierra, and it is believed he kicked the passenger-side of the vehicle.

The Chevrolet Aveo then stopped and reversed into the driver of the GMC Sierra, who was then struck and pushed into a nearby tree. As a result, the driver of the GMC Sierra sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver and the passenger were immediately taken into custody. As a result, the driver of the Chevrolet Aveo, Steven ALLEN, 34, of Calgary, has been charged with manslaughter. He will next appear in court on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.  

The passenger was released without charges.

An autopsy is scheduled for today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident or who has dashcam or CCTV footage, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
APP: P3 Tips

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