The driver of the Mini Cooper told investigators that Berge didn't realize he had struck her vehicle and she had to get his attention to pull over to a safe location to exchange insurance information, the search warrant affidavit said. At the time, Berge also told the driver of the Mini Cooper he had also struck a mailbox two weeks prior.
Police have suspected Berge was distracted by his cellphone or under the influence of something other than alcohol after he struggled with field sobriety tests at the scene of the
A week after the fatal collision, friends said Berge had been diagnosed with malignant brain tumors. Berge met with an oncologist who recommended an aggressive treatment of radiation and chemotherapy.
The search warrant application also seeks information about Berge's iPhone, including whether he received any calls or text messages around the time of the fatal crash.
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