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Criminal charges dropped for deadly crash driver

Posted at 6:51 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 21:51:31-05
The case against a 66-year-old Nevada man accused of driving despite feeling a seizure just before a crash that killed two young children has been dismissed, thanks to a state law that allows his criminal charges to be settled out of court.
The Reno city attorney said a judge on Monday dismissed the two misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against Sheldon Berg because a settlement was reached in November.
The terms between Berg and the family of the 2-year-old boy, Sabadel Gomez Rubio, and 4-year-old girl, Desdeiry Candelaria Gomez Rubio, weren't disclosed.
Lawyers for both sides couldn't immediately be reached.
Authorities have alleged that Berg was negligent because he said he felt a seizure coming on but chose to drive to the grocery store anyway on June 22.