The woman accused of homicide in a deadly I-95 DUI crash that killed two state troopers and a pedestrian in South Philadelphia earlier this year is now free on bail.
Online court records show that Jayana Tanae Webb posted 10% of $600,000 bail Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Webb, 22, is accused of striking and killing Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden T. Sisca, 29, as well as 28-year-old Reyes Rivera Oliveras on Interstate 95 near the Broad Street exit on March 21, 2022.
Back in June, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office refiled third-degree murder charges against the Webb shortly after a judge dismissed it.
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At that hearing, the judge set Webb's bail at $200,000 per person who died in the crash, bringing the total to $600,000.
"I think at the end of the day the judge made the right decision," Webb's attorney Michael Walker said after that earlier hearing. "Based on the law, it shouldn't have ever been charged as a murder case. It was an accident. It was an accident. And I'm so happy and hopeful that she'll be able to go home and talk to her family."
Webb is charged with DUI, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, second-degree manslaughter of a law enforcement officer, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, driving under the influence and summary traffic violations, including failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving and reckless driving.
"We still have a long way to go," Walker said back in June. "There are a lot of charges still left and those charges are extremely serious and at the end of the day we still have people that perished. But today, we're happy."
The crash that took the lives of the two state troopers happened around 12:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Lincoln Financial Field on March 21, 2022. Sources told NBC10 Pennsylvania the troopers had just pulled over Webb when they received a call about a man who was walking on the highway. They then left Webb as they responded to the man.
The two troopers spotted 28-year-old Rivera Oliveras walking on the highway. As they tried to get him into their vehicle, a driver, who officials identified as Webb, drove up to the scene and tried to use the shoulder of the highway to get around them.
The driver hit all three men, police said. The impact was so great that it threw the two troopers and Oliveras into the northbound lanes of I-95, police said.
Police said Webb remained at the scene, her car badly damaged, and was later taken into custody. Her alcohol level at the time was twice the legal limit of .08 BAC, according to police.
In March, Webb gave a post-Miranda Rights statement to officers that she had been drinking “strawberry Henny” -- referring to Hennessy Cognac -- prior to the crash, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office said.
Walker argued that his client was very young, a first-time offender and posed no danger to the public.