OMAHA, NE – A woman has been sentenced for a fatal motorcycle collision in Omaha on Oct. 2, 2020, according to a report by KMTV.
Brenda Berger was sentenced to 21 days in jail after pleading no contest to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide.
Authorities say Berger was driving a Fiat 500 at about 7:50 a.m. when she crashed into the rear of a motorcycle that had slowed down for traffic at the Interstates 80 and 480 and JFK freeway interchange.
The motorcycle rider, 31-year-old Michael Corcoran Jr. of Plattsmouth, was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Berger was not injured.
In addition to the jail time, Berger received 24 months of probation and lost her driver’s license for one year. A misdemeanor charge of driving without valid registration and an open container infraction were dropped.
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