David Berglund Killed in a Road Rage Accident, Steven Allen Charged, What Actually Happened?

In a horrifying event that has shocked the city of Calgary, AB, a man lost his life in what police are calling a road rage incident. David Mervin Berglund, 35, was tragically killed on December 12, 2023, and another man, Steven Allen, has been charged with his murder. The incident unfolded in broad daylight in the Temple neighborhood’s northeast, leaving residents and the wider community grappling with the reality of such violence on their streets.

David Berglund Killed in a Road Rage Accident, What Actually Happened?

The fatal incident began with what police described as a “non-injury hit-and-run” collision between two vehicles, a red Chevrolet Aveo and a GMC Sierra pickup. The collision ignited a dispute between the two drivers, escalating into a road rage altercation that would end in tragedy.

According to reports, the GMC Sierra pickup was driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic. At some point, the driver of the truck allegedly flashed a knife at the driver and passenger of the red car. Despite advice from 911 dispatchers to discontinue interaction with the truck driver, the occupants of the Chevrolet continued to follow the vehicle.

As the situation worsened, the truck driver stopped his vehicle and got out in the 6900 block of Temple Drive N.E. Shortly after the Chevrolet passed, the driver of the GMC kicked the passenger-side of the car. In a shocking turn of events, the Chevrolet Aveo then reversed into the GMC Sierra’s driver, striking him and forcing him into a nearby tree. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steven Allen Charged with Manslaughter

Following the incident, Steven Allen, 34, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He appeared in court on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, where a justice of the peace granted him release on a $2,000 bond.

Witnesses reported seeing two people exit the red car following the incident. One of them covered the victim, who was lying on the snow-covered grass between the sidewalk and the road, with a blanket.

A Shocking Incident

The death of David Mervin Berglund in such violent circumstances has left Calgary shocked and saddened. Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld described the incident as “shocking,” reflecting the sentiments of the wider community.

As the legal proceedings against Steven Allen continue, the residents of Calgary mourn the loss of David Berglund, a tragic victim of an all-too-common occurrence of road rage. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of such altercations and the urgent need for safer and more considerate driving practices on our roads.

Leave a Comment