Young Victim of Drunk Driving Accident Dies

Posted at: 01/05/2013 7:04 PM
Updated at: 01/06/2013 8:10 AM

Everett Bergren, the victim of a car accident that killed his grandmother and put a man in jail on a drunk driving conviction, has passed away.

A post on Everett's CaringBridge site says that "Everett has left us for Heaven. Tonight, when you look up at the stars, the brightest of them will be our Everett."

The post also asks to honor the memories of Everett and his grandmother by being responsible behind the wheel.

Everett, 13 years old at the time, was critically injured when Hawk Edwards crashed into a vehicle driven by Everett's grandmother, Paula Bergren, on January 19th, 2012.

Edwards was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Everett underwent his 8th surgery stemming from injuries in that accident on Thursday. Essentia Health-St. Mary's Administrative Representative Jeremy Dick says that Everett was pronounced dead on Thursday, January 3rd, but that there were "special circumstances." Dick would not elaborate.

The CaringBridge post says that 4 of Bergren's organs were being donated. "We ask for you all to pray for the four special recipients of his organs. That they receive them well, and have heathy and loving lives going forward," the post said.