Mesa Woman Taken Into Custody Following Fatal High-Speed Crash Involving a Motorcyclist

Rachel Nicole Berg

An 18-year-old female was taken into custody on Monday following allegations that she was driving at a speed of 155 mph just moments before causing a fatal collision with a motorcyclist in Mesa earlier this month.

According to court records, Rachel Nicole Berg was arrested for a single charge of reckless manslaughter.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on March 13, a collision occurred in the vicinity of US 60 and Dobson Road.

According to officials, Berg was operating a red 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe when she collided with the back of a 2022 Harley motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle was declared deceased at the scene of the accident.

In the probable cause statement for her arrest, Berg acknowledged driving the Corvette at excessive speeds and failing to notice the motorcycle in time to prevent hitting him.

A warrant was issued on March 13 to retrieve the airbag control module’s data from the Corvette. The data revealed that the vehicle was traveling at 155 mph five seconds before the crash and 87 mph at the time of impact.