21-year-old Jayana Tanae Webb from Eagleville Philadelphia has been arrested for killing 3 men while driving under the influence of alcohol. Three counts of third-degree murder, homicide by car, and DUI-related charges have therefore been filed against Jayana Webb. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the 21-year-old motorist who officials think fatally hit and killed two state troopers and a citizen on I-95 early Monday has been since detained. The victims are; 29 year old Branden Sisca, 33 year old Martin Mack III, and 28 year old pedestrian Reyes Rivera Oliveras.
Sources close to the investigation say the troopers reportedly pulled Webb over just minutes before the crash but received a distress call about a person on the interstate, leaving to help before approaching Webb’s vehicle.
Making matters worse, resurfaced tweets of Jayana Webb; reveal she recently boasted to her Twitter followers that she was the “best-drunk driver ever.”
If you ask me, I’m the best drunk driver ever 😭😭😭
— TJ🦋 (@Tanae_jay) January 15, 2022
She also tweeted about her alchohol habit.
Not me getting in at 8am drunk 😮💨🤦🏻♀️
— TJ🦋 (@Tanae_jay) February 18, 2022
The deadly crash unfolded after the two Troopers were dispatched to assist a man walking on the southboundhighway near 12:45 a.m. Monday. As Mack and Sisca were trying to detain the man, Webb attempted to pass the parked state police SUV while driving high speed, fatally striking all three men.
Reportedly all three men were given CPR and were unresponsive. Webb was found at the scene pulled over when help arrived, police said. She was taken into custody wearing the two pairs of handcuffs of the Troopers she allegedly killed.
Webb allegedly wept while burying her face in her sweatshirt as she was arraigned on 18 felony counts; including two counts of the manslaughter of a law enforcement officer. During the arraignment Tuesday; Jayana Webb admitted at the crash site to drinking earlier that night, according to CBS 3.
The 21 year old is currently in custody, awaiting a preliminary hearing on April 5th. Her attorney is now asking the public to give the woman grace.
“We are never the worst thing we have done in our life. If in fact she is found guilty of this, she is more than that and right now she is an innocent person,” Attorney Michael Walker said, according to CBS 3.
“She’s extremely saddened,” he added. “She’s not a violent criminal. She has no past, no prior contacts with police whatsoever. She’s a great person and it would devastate most people and right now she’s devastated.”