PHILADELPHIA — Two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers and a civilian were struck and killed on I-95 south in Philadelphia very early Monday.

The deadly crash happened around 12:40 a.m. in the area of milepost 18, as the troopers had just stopped the man from walking along the highway.

Troopers Martin F. Mack, 33, and Branden T. Sisca, 29, along with the male pedestrian, were all killed by a female motorist who tried to drive past their stopped police vehicle.

She struck all three and the police cruiser and remained at the scene, Pennsylvania State Police announced.

Fallen PA State troopers Branden T. Sisca, Martin F. Mack (PA State Police)
Fallen PA State troopers Branden T. Sisca, Martin F. Mack (PA State Police)

An active investigation was DUI-related, police also said, as reported by CBS Philly from a Monday news conference.

The civilian's name had not yet been publicly released.

NBC 10 Philadelphia chopper video showed a wrecked SUV and first responder vehicles along 95.

Vineland Police posted to Facebook in solidarity with the fallen officers.

“The two Troopers were out of their patrol vehicles assisting a man who was walking along the interstate. A driver who came up on the Trooper’s vehicles, which were blocking part of the highway for their safety, drove around their vehicles onto the shoulder of the highway where the man and two Troopers were, striking and tragically killing all three."

In addition to serving as a trooper, Sisca also was a fire chief in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in Trappe, according to the volunteer department's website.

2021 deadly crash

Last year, an Ocean County woman was charged with third-degree murder in Pennsylvania stemming from a summertime crash that killed a firefighter and injured three other men, all first responders.

Jacqueline Walker, 63, of Little Egg Harbor, was fully sober during the July 2021 early morning crash along westbound Interstate 76, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

But prosecutors have said Walker was speeding in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, knowing that three of its four brakes were shot.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

St Peters enters NCAA Sweet 16, NJ gets Peacock Fever

Saint Peter's University is the first New Jersey basketball team to make the NCAA Sweet 16 in over 20 years, after a big 70-50 win over Murray State.

Every NJ pizza joint Barstool's Dave Portnoy has reviewed

Dave Portnoy, commonly known as El Presidente, is the founder of Barstool Sports. Somewhere along the way, he decided to start reviewing local pizzerias, and the concept took off. Here is every New Jersey pizzeria Dave has stopped in, along with the score he gave them.

2022 Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge photos

More than 6,000 people took the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 26, 2022 to raise more than $2 million for the Special Olympics New Jersey.

New Jersey's new legislative districts for the 2020s

Boundaries for the 40 legislative districts for the Senate and Assembly elections of 2023 through 2029, and perhaps 2031, were approved in a bipartisan vote of the Apportionment Commission on Feb. 18, 2022. The map continues to favor Democrats, though Republicans say it gives them a chance to win the majority.

The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Brewpubs

From the website that gave you the "Friendliest bars" and places to watch the game, comes the ultimate guide to New Jersey brewpubs.

So what's a "brew pub"?

According to Thompson Island's Article on the differences between a craft brewery, microbrewery, brewpub & gastropub, it says:
"A brewpub is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on-site in combination with significant food services. At a brewpub, the beer is primarily brewed for sale inside the restaurant or bar. Where it's legally allowed, brewpubs may sell beer to go or distribute it to some offsite destinations."

New Jersey has tons of Brewpubs, some of which have been around for years and some that have just opened in the past year.

Here is a full list of the 21 brewpubs in New Jersey according to New Jersey Craft Beer:

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM