18-year-old girl charged with manslaughter after going over 150 MPH in Corvette and crashing into motorcyclist

MESA, AZ – An 18-year-old woman has been taken into custody in relation to a fatal motorcycle accident that transpired on a highway in Mesa earlier this month. The suspect, identified as Rachel Nicole Berg, is believed by investigators to have been driving at a speed exceeding 150 miles per hour prior to the collision that resulted in the death of 46-year-old Michael Clark.

The incident occurred just past 10:30 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, March 12. A 2024 Chevrolet Corvette, driven by Berg, collided with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the eastbound HOV lane of US 60 near Dobson Road. As a result of the impact, Clark was propelled into a concrete wall and thrown off his motorcycle.

Berg, following the crash, stopped her vehicle and attempted to administer CPR to Clark, but he tragically passed away at the scene. She reportedly informed troopers that she had tried to halt her vehicle upon sighting the motorcycle but was unable to decelerate in time.

Court records reveal that investigators obtained a warrant the following day to extract data from the Corvette’s airbag control module. The retrieved information indicated that the Corvette was moving at a speed of 155 mph five seconds before the collision and was at 87 miles per hour at the moment of the crash with Clark’s motorcycle.

Berg was apprehended on Monday and charged with one count of reckless manslaughter.