Jayana Tanae Webb arrested: Woman charged with murder, DUI in crash, killing 2 Pa. troopers, man on I-95 in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Pennsylvania State Police have arrested and charged an Eagleville woman with murder, DUI and other related charges following a crash that killed two state soldiers and a pedestrian on I-95 in southern Philadelphia.

Jayana Tanae Webb, 21, is charged with third-degree murder, vehicle homicide, while DUI, vehicle homicide, manslaughter of a second-degree law enforcement officer, driving under the influence and other charges.

Cameras surrounded Webb as she was on her way to a police car on Tuesday morning.

The mortal ruled shortly before noon. 1 Monday on I-95 southbound in the area at mile 18 near Stadium Complex, just north of Broad Street.

According to state police, the troops responded to reports of a man walking along I-95 south.

Authorities say the troops helped the man, who has since been identified as Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, from Allentown, into the back of their crossing. Police said Webb tried to drive past the scene at high speed.

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State police say she fatally beat the two soldiers and Oliveras, as well as the cruiser.

According to police, the impact was so great that it threw troops into the northbound lanes of I-95.

Webb remained on site.

State police tried to contact the two state troopers, but when they did not get a response, they sent backup.

When backup arrived, police saw witnesses trying to revive Mack and Sisca. However, the troops were declared dead on the spot.

“Our department is devastated by the tragedy that took place early this morning in Philadelphia,” PSP Commissioner Robert Evanchick said in a statement. “We are asking our others in Pennsylvania to keep the families of our troopers and pedestrians in their thoughts. This is an extremely difficult time.”

State troops have been identified as 33-year-old Martin F. Mack III and 29-year-old Branden T. Sisca.

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Trooper Mack had been in the force since November 2014. Trooper Sisca had been in the force since February 2021. Both soldiers spent their entire careers on the patrol section of Troop K, Philadelphia.

Verified GoFundMe accounts have been created to help the families of Trooper Mack and Trooper Sisca.

Jayana Tanae Webb was denied bail during her court hearing Tuesday night.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said his office will seek to ensure Webb is held accountable for her alleged actions that resulted in this senseless loss of human life.

“The deaths of Troopers Mack and Sisca, along with Mr. Oliveras, a civilian they were trying to help in safety on I-95, are tragedies. Oliveras, “Krasner said in a statement.

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