PHILADELPHIA – Three people have died, including two Pennsylvania state police troopers, following a crash on I-95 in Philadelphia Monday morning.
The troopers have been identified by state police as Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden T. Sisca, 29. The civilian has not yet been publicly identified pending notification of next of kin.
State police say the Troopers Mack and Sisca were called to assist a civilian who had been walking on I-95 southbound near the stadium area.
The troopers made contact with the civilian who was walking in the left-hand lane of I-95. As the troopers attempted to put the man into custody and walk him back to their vehicle, a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane struck all three men.
A law enforcement source tells FOX 29’s Steve Keeley that state police had conducted a traffic stop involving the striking vehicle shortly before the crash. They say that stop was cut short because troopers were responding to reports of pedestrian walking on I-95.
Separate police processions led both of the fallen officers from the scene to the medical examiner’s office around 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday morning.
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Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and a third person were struck and killed early Monday morning on Interstate 95 South in Philadelphia, state police tweeted just after 5:30 a.m. The incident happened about 12:40 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY – The Pennsylvania State Police confirms two Troopers and a civilian were struck and killed on I-95 South in the area of milepost 18 in Philadelphia City at approx. 12:40 a.m. More information to follow.— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) March 21, 2022