Rosemount man dies following crash in Forest Lake

Cliff Buchan
Special to Sun Thisweek

A 20-year-old Rosemount man has died following a one-car crash on North Shore Trail in Forest Lake early Saturday morning.

Joshua Stephen Berg died on Sunday, according to Forest Lake Police Capt. Greg Weiss, who announced that Berg was the motorist in the crash on Monday.

Weiss said Berg had been in Forest Lake visiting friends.

Weiss said Berg was traveling west in the 7800 block of North Shore Trail at 5:35 a.m. when he apparently drove onto the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected, crossed the east bound lane of North Shore Trail and ran off the road, hitting a tree. Berg was alone in the vehicle and was not using a seat belt, Weiss said.

Berg had been on life-support since arriving at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, on Saturday morning in critical condition with head trauma.

Forest Lake High School confirmed on Monday that Berg was a 2010 graduate of Forest Lake High School.

North Air Care transported Berg to Regions Hospital from the crash scene, Weiss said.
Weiss said Berg previously lived in Ham Lake, but was now living in Rosemount with his mother.

Berg was born Nov. 26, 1991, in St. Paul.

He is survived by parents Angela (Brian Strandmark) Mendez, Donald Berg; sisters, Sasha Mendez, Amber Perry, Breanna Strandmark, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Maranatha Assembly of God, Forest Lake. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

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