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Suspect Accused Of Killing 2 Troopers And Pedestrian In Drunken Crash Released On Bail

Philadelphia, PA – The 21-year-old woman accused of killing two Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers and a pedestrian while driving drunk in March posted bail and is no longer behind bars.

According to court records, Jayana Webb walked out of jail after posting 10 percent of her $600,000 bond on Wednesday, WTXF reported.

Webb was originally charged with third-degree murder in March, but the charges against her were dropped in June due to an alleged lack of evidence, according to WPVI.

They were reinstated on Aug. 9.

“The charge of 3rd-degree murder was always appropriate for this defendant, whose actions we allege led to the violent deaths of Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin F. Mack, III, and Branden T. Sisca, and the man they were attempting to help, Reyes Rivera Oliveras,” Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said at the time.

Webb has also been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter of a law enforcement officer and homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, WTXF reported.

The incident began on Interstate 95 southbound at approximately 12:30 a.m. on March 21, when Trooper Mack, 33, and Trooper Sisca, 29, stopped Webb on suspicion of DUI, WCAU reported.

During the traffic stop, the troopers were notified that a man was walking on the roadway and they were forced to leave the stop in order to locate the pedestrian, law enforcement sources said.

The troopers located the pedestrian and were trying to get him into their patrol vehicle when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed slammed into all three of them, according to police.

The force of the impact threw the troopers and the pedestrian into the northbound lanes of the interstate.

The driver then crashed into a barrier.

Sources said the driver of the speeding vehicle was the same woman the troopers had been investigating for the suspected DUI, WCAU reported.

She was later identified as Webb.

Witnesses rushed to the injured troopers and attempted CPR, but all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) Traffic Division Officer Mike Staten told reporters.

The pedestrian was later identified as 28-year-old Oliveras, WPVI reported.

All lanes of traffic on Interstate 95 were shut down for approximately eight hours after the crash, according to WCAU.

Trooper Mack joined the PSP in November of 2014.

He leaves behind his wife and two young daughters, according to a fundraising page established to help his family in the wake of his death.

Trooper Sisca recently graduated from the law enforcement academy after enlisting with the agency in February of 2021.

He leaves behind his wife, Brittany, who was expected to give birth to the couple’s daughter in early July, according to a fundraising page set up for his family.

Both troopers were assigned to the PSP’s Troop K Patrol Section.

According to court documents, Webb was allegedly traveling approximately 110 miles per hour when she was initially stopped by the two troopers, WPVI reported.

Her blood-alcohol level was .211 percent after the fatal collision, police said.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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