Teen Driving 155 MPH Arrested Following Deadly Crash

An 18-year-old female, Rachel Nicole Berg, has been taken into custody in relation to a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on a Mesa highway earlier this month. The accident resulted in the death of 46-year-old Michael Clark. Authorities suspect that Berg was driving at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour prior to the fatal collision.

The incident took place just after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. According to reports, a 2024 Chevrolet Corvette, driven by Berg, collided with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the eastbound HOV lane of US 60 near Dobson Road. The impact of the collision caused Clark, the motorcycle rider, to hit a concrete wall and be ejected from his bike.

Berg, following the accident, pulled over and attempted to perform CPR on Clark. However, despite her efforts, Clark succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Berg reportedly informed the authorities that she had attempted to stop upon seeing the motorcycle but was unable to decelerate in time.

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

Berg was apprehended on Monday and has been charged with one count of reckless manslaughter. This case serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of reckless driving, particularly at high speeds. It also underscores the importance of road safety measures and the need for drivers to adhere to speed limits to prevent such tragic incidents.