Funerals announced for Pennsylvania state troopers killed in I-95 crash

A funeral Mass for Trooper Mack will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael the Archangel Church.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The funerals for two Pennsylvania state troopers killed by a suspected drunk driver in South Philadelphia will be held next week.

A funeral Mass for Trooper Martin F. Mack III will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Levittown Parkway in Tullytown, according to Rev. Dennis Mooney, pastor of St. Mark Church in Bristol.

A large contingent of law enforcement is expected at the Mass.

A viewing has also been scheduled for March 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home, located at 1002 Radcliffe St.

Mack, 33, had been on the force since November 2014. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

A funeral for Trooper Sisca will be held at Perkiomen Valley High School on Saturday, April 2, at noon

A public viewing is scheduled for Friday, April 1, from noon until 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home at 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown.

Sisca, 29, had been on the force since February 2021. His wife is expecting their firstborn in July.

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The deadly crash occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Monday on I-95 southbound in the area of milepost 18 near the Stadium Complex, just north of Broad Street.

According to state police, Mack and Trooper Branden T. Sisca, 29, were responding to reports of a man walking along I-95 south.
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Raw video: The suspect in custody for the deaths of two Pa. state troopers and pedestrian after a crash on I-95 in South Philadelphia.

Authorities said the troopers were helping the pedestrian, who has since been identified as Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, of Allentown, into the back of their cruiser. Police said, at that time, the suspect attempted to drive past the scene at a high rate of speed.

Both troopers spent their entire careers assigned to the Patrol Section of Troop K, Philadelphia.

Jayana Tanae Webb, 21, of Eagleville, has been charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while DUI, manslaughter of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, driving under the influence and other related crimes.

Police said Webb's blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was twice the legal limit.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.
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