Robert Berkman, 44, killed when his vehicle sideswipes semi-truck on U.S. 285 near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

Modified Date: 
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 1:13pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Francisco said the initial investigation showed that Berkman, 44, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram south on US 285 when “for unknown reasons” his car crossed over the center striped line and into the opposing lane of traffic, sideswiping a 1995 Kenworth commercial motor vehicle.

Teacher who died in crash remembered for service

According to family, friends and coworkers, Berkman's death was a major loss for the school where he taught and for the many members of the Taos community who knew him well.

People Involved: 
Robert Berkman
Roadway: 
U.S. 285