Who is Jayana Tanae Webb? Motorist who ran over troopers bragged of being 'best drunk driver ever'
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Jayana Tanae Webb was arrested and slapped with numerous charges on March 22, 2022, after crashing into two state troopers and a pedestrian. According to reports, a drunk Webb ran over Troopers Martin Mack and Branden Sisca, who were assisting 28-year-old Reyes Rivera Oliveras to cross the I-95 in Philadelphia the day before. Sadly, all three died after being hit by Webb, who was pulled over moments ago by the two troopers on suspicion of DUI.
The two cops join a long list of officers killed while on duty, several of whom have lost their lives to drunk drivers. In April 2021, NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos was killed after being hit by Jessica Beauvais, who was driving drunk. On March 10, 2022, heroic Florida trooper Toni Schuck crashed her SUV into a drunk driver, to save the lives of 7,000 runners. Thankfully, Schuck survived.
As the police departments and communities mourn the loss of Mack and Sisca, Webb now faces a series of charges that could see her behind bars for a very long time. Amongst the 18 charges are three counts of third-degree murder, for the deaths of the two troopers and Oliveras.
Who is Jayana Tanae Webb?
Little is known about the 21-year-old at the center of the accident. A resident of Eagleville, she is now calling the women's correction center home, after being slapped with 18 charges. She doesn't appear to have a Facebook or LinkedIn account, so we could learn little about what she does for a living. Webb does, however, possess a very active Twitter account where she frequently posts random thoughts.
Two of those tweets are now drawing a lot of ire. On January 15, 2022, Webb tweeted, "If you ask me, I’m the best drunk driver ever." Then on February 6, 2022, she asked, "Why do the liquor store close so early?" The account appears to be moderately popular, having gained nearly 3,000 followers since she created it in 2013. However, it has become immensely popular, following her arrest.
If you ask me, I’m the best drunk driver ever 😭😭😭— TJ🦋 (@Tanae_jay) January 15, 2022
Why do the liquor store close so early 😒— TJ🦋 (@Tanae_jay) February 6, 2022
According to police, the two troopers had pulled Webb over on suspicion of DUI, but let her go after they were called away to assist Oliveras, who was trying to cross the busy interstate on foot. Oliveras was attempting to cross two miles away, so the troopers instantly departed to help. As they were assisting him into their car, Webb slammed into the SUV at high speed. Sadly, Mack leaves behind two children and Sisca's wife is pregnant. It is unclear at the moment if Oliveras has any family.
Webb is now facing three counts of third-degree murder, DUI homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, two counts of manslaughter of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, one count of driving under the influence, as well as other traffic offenses. Police say her blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when measured after the accident.
Governor Tom Woolf has ordered all flags in the state to fly at half-staff till Friday, March 25, in honor of the two cops. Angry social media users have also taken to slamming Webb by leaving comments on her Twitter account.