PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A judge has reinstated third-degree murder charges against the woman accused of killing two Pennsylvania state police officers and a pedestrian in a crash on Interstate 95 earlier this year.
In June, the third-degree murder charges against Jayana Webb, 22, of Eagleville, were dropped for lack of evidence, a judge said.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner issued a statement after prosecutions resumed Tuesday.
“The charge of third-degree murder was always appropriate for this defendant, whose actions we believe resulted in the violent deaths of Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca and the man they were attempting to assist. Reyes Rivera Oliveras,” said Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Authorities said Webb was traveling south on I-95 in the area of Milestone 18 near the stadium complex when, on March 21, they met 33-year-old Martin F. Mack III and 29-year-old Branden T. Sisca hit and killed.
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Police officers were helping a pedestrian, identified as 28-year-old Reyes Rivera Oliveras, into the back of their squad car when the accident happened. Oliveras also died in the crash.
Before the fatal accident, Webb was reportedly driving about 110 miles per hour and was pulled over by the two soldiers. It was revealed in court that the officers left Webb when they received a call for a pedestrian on the freeway. Then, 15 minutes later, authorities said Webb crashed into the soldiers and the pedestrian.
Webb told officers she was checking her phone to see what exit she was taking when she heard a “boom.”
Her blood alcohol concentration was 0.211% and Webb was seen dodging on surveillance footage, investigators said.
Webb remains in prison.
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