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Rep. Davis Postpones Shred Event to September

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State Rep Tina Davis, announced her annual document shredding event is postponed until September. 

The shred event, originally scheduled for May 9, has been postponed to Sept. 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Davis said, “Safeguarding the health and welfare of our community is of primary concern at this time, so I’ve decided to postpone my shred event until September.”

Davis said that details about the September shred event would be announced as the new date approaches. 

 

 

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Mont Co Woman Charged for Fatal Crash that Killed 2 State Troopers, Pedestrian on I-95

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The Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Montgomery County Woman for killing two state troopers and a citizens in the crash on I-95 Monday. 

A statement from PSU says Jayana Tanae Webb has been charged with following subsequent to their  investigation into the crash.

Webb, 21, of Eagleville, is with the following:

  • murder of the third degree, 18 Pa C.S. § 2502(c), three counts;
  • homicide by vehicle while DUI, Title 75 § 3735, three counts;
  • homicide by vehicle, Title 75 § 3732, three counts;
  • manslaughter of a law enforcement officer in the second degree, 18 Pa C.S. § 2507(d), two counts;
  • involuntary manslaughter, 18 Pa C.S. § 2504, three counts;
  • recklessly endangering another person, 18 Pa C.S. § 2705, three counts;
  • driving under the influence, Title 75 § 3802; and
  • summary traffic violations, which include failing to drive at a safe speed, careless driving, and reckless driving.

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Authorities also released the name of the deceased pedestrian who is identified as Reyes Rivera Oliveras, 28, of Allentown.

Several passing motorists called 911 after observing the pedestrian, identified as Oliveras, walking in the southbound lanes of travel on I-95. Troopers Martin F. Mack III and Branden T. Sisca, of Troop K, Philadelphia, located him and were in the process of securing him in their patrol vehicle when they were struck by Webb just before 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21.

Continue to follow Lower Bucks Source for updates to this story.

 

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Updated: Names of State Troopers Killed on I- 95 Released; One a Bristol Boro Resident

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Updated: 11:50 am Monday:

Pennsylvania State Police have released the names of the two state troopers killed early Monday on I-95 South.

They are Martin F. Mack, a seven-year veteran of Bristol Borough and Branden T Sica who joined the sate police last year.

Investigators are still on the scene as the highway remains shut down.

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Commander of Troop K in Philadelphia Captain James Kem visibly shaken by the deaths,  said the troopers were responding to a report of someone walking on I-95 southbound, just before reaching the sports complex. At 12:45, they met with the individual who was in the left hand lane. 

As the two officers were approaching the suspect, a vehicle traveling at a high speed struck all three individuals. The impact was reported to be so great that the troopers went flying into the northbound lane of I-95, he said. 

Upon arrival of backup, witnesses were performing CPR on the officers, but to no avail, said officials. 

“Right now we are conducting an active investigation that is DUI related” Kem said,

Kem said investigation was now an active DUI investigation.

“We’re here today to mourn the loss of two of Pennsylvania’s finest. Troopers Mack and Sica made the ultimate sacrifice this morning while assisting a citizen in need. These Troopers personified our departments core values of honor service, integrity, respect, trust, courage and duty. These values were exemplified this morning as they braved traffic to assist a citizen whose own life was in danger…there is no greater selflessness, said Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police Colonel Robert Evanchick.

“It’s a very sad day for Pennsylvania. Three families mourning the loss of loved ones” said Wolf.

A processional, law enforcement sources report, will take place for Trooper Mack into Bristol Borough later today.

No additional information has been released by police at this time, including the name of the pedestrian struck and killed.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) took to social media to share his condolences to both families

“An incredibly sad day for PA-01 and the entire law enforcement community. Early this morning, 33-year-old Trooper Martin F. Mack III, resident of Bristol Borough and member of the St. Mark Parish community, was tragically struck and killed by a driver on I-95, as he was trying to come to the assistance of a pedestrian. I am deeply saddened for his wife, young children, extended family, and friends, as well as the family of Trooper Branden T. Sisca.” he said.

Lower Bucks Source extends its deepest sympathies to the Mack and Sica families for their loss.

Updates as they come in

Original story is below. J

Josh Thompson Co-wrote this story

 

Two Pennsylvania state troopers and a civilian were killed closing I-95 in both directions north of Broad Street early Monday.

The crash occurred just around 12:40 am police said on I-95 south, near the spots complex.

According to a report from Action News the state troopers were making a traffic stop at the time, when a vehicle struck them.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Police

State Police confirmed the deaths in a social media post at 5 am.

The report says, a civilian was pronounced dead at the scene too.

Additional information about the crash is unknown at this time.

It is suggested motorists traveling to that section of Philadelphia this more find alternate routes of travel because as of 5 am, lanes in both directions remain shut down as police continue to investigate.

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Updated: Body Found in Creek Confirmed to be Missing Bucks Woman

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6:45 pm
Update: Lower Southampton Chief of Police, John T. Krimmel, Jr said at a press conference in front of police headquarters that members of his department and the Philadelphia Police Department were in the area of Route 1 and Woodhaven Road searching for Johnston.

During the search a Philadelphia Police Marine Unit located a body matching Johnston’s description in Byberry Creek. He said the Philadelphia Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body.

Krimmel said, the turning point for the investigation is when Missing Person Investigator Kevin Ryan, in a helicopter on Saturday spotted the “silver rooftop” of Johnston’s car in a ravine covered by thick brush.

He went back and looked and saw it was her missing Ford Focus and then called my office and 911 Krimmel said.

The Police Chief also said about the accident that Johnston was heading west bound on Woodhaven Rd. It appears she didn’t negotiate the curve properly and she went down into a culvert, went air born and was ejected from her vehicle through the sunroof.

A body found in Byberry Creek only a short distance from where her vehicle was found, multiple sources with knowledge of the investigations say is Cassandra Johnston.

Multiple sources say the Johnston family was notified about 30 minutes ago about the find.

Johnston’s identity was confirmed by Police through her tattoo’s, sources tell Lower Bucks Source just after 4:30 p.m.

Its been a little more than three weeks since Johnston was first reported missing on July 10th.

Johnston 26, child care worker from Feasterville, was last seen on that July morning,  driving her vehicle on the Vine Street Expressway around 6 a.m.

The Johnston family recently engaged the services of Kevin Ryan a private investigator who specializes in finding missing people who’s working theory has been Johnston was in a car accident that had yet to be located which appears to be the correct assessment.

Credit:Submitted Cassandra Johnston’s 2016 Ford Focus.

Philadelphia Police K-9 units searched the area where the vehicle was located and sources tell Lower Bucks Source a helicopter was also part of the grid search once the vehicle was located.

Police and searchers were out early today looking for additional evidence and Johnston.

Philadelphia Police were unavailable for comment as of press time.

 

 

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