Jayana Webb, from Norristown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to a prison term of 27½ to 60 years after pleading guilty to charges related to a fatal crash on Interstate 95 last year. The crash resulted in the deaths of two Pennsylvania State Troopers and a pedestrian.
Webb faced charges for the deaths of Trooper Martin Mack III, 33, of Bristol Borough; Trooper Branden Sisca, 29, of Trappe, Montgomery County; and Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, of Allentown. The incident occurred on the southbound side of the highway near the Philadelphia sports stadiums on March 21, 2022.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office confirmed Webb’s guilty plea to three counts of third-degree murder, three counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, and one count of driving under the influence. Judge Barbara McDermott of the First Judicial District sentenced Webb after accepting her plea.
The guilty plea came shortly before Webb was scheduled to stand trial. District Attorney Larry Krasner highlighted that the plea agreement would avoid a jury trial, which could have been traumatic for the families of the victims, and expedites the closure of the case.
During the preliminary hearing in June 2022, it was revealed that Webb had been stopped by the troopers earlier on the night of the crash but was allowed to continue driving after receiving a warning. A toxicologist testified that Webb had a blood alcohol content of .211, nearly three times the legal limit, and had also used marijuana.
Further testimony indicated that Webb was traveling at over 80 mph and was using social media at the time of the crash.
Trooper Mack, survived by his wife and two daughters, had been a state police member since 2014 and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was also an assistant coach at Truman High School. Trooper Sisca, a fire chief in Trappe, PA, had joined the state police in February 2021 and was expecting his first child with his wife at the time of the incident.
The case will formally conclude when Webb turns herself in before the court next Tuesday. This sentencing is part of the resolution of one of the most tragic vehicular incidents in recent Pennsylvania history.