Man Arrested For DUI-Manslaughter In September Crash

A traffic fatality last September has led to DUI-Manslaughter charges being filed last Friday in the death case.

The Florida Highway Patrol charged 33-year-old Timothy C. Berg of Vernon with the death of 29-year-old Jeremy C. Berg, also of Vernon in a single car crash on Washington County Highway 284 just west of State Road 79.

Troopers say the crash occurred at 4:00 AM on the Morning of September 14, 2008.

Timothy Berg was driving west on Highway 284 when he failed to negotiate a car, went into a ditch, hit a culvert and driveway embankment and became airborne.

A passenger in the car, Jeremy Berg died at the scene. Timothy Berg was life-flighted to a Pensacola Hospital.

Friday he was jailed in Chipley on charges of DUI Manslaughter and driving while license suspended or revoked causing death.

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