2 Pa. State Troopers, Civilian Killed by Suspected DUI Driver

March 21, 2022
The Pennsylvania State Police troopers were reportedly trying to get a man walking on a Philadelphia highway into their patrol vehicle when all three were struck by another driver.

By John Luciew

Source pennlive.com

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pa. state police commanders mourned two young state troopers killed early Monday by a suspected DUI driver allegedly driving on the I-95 highway shoulder while trying to help a pedestrian on the highway.

The two troopers killed in the 12:20 a.m. crash were identified as Trooper Martin F. Mack, 33, who was with the department since 2014, and Trooper Branden T. Sisca, 29 who enlisted and graduated just last year. Both were members of Troop K in Philadelphia.


Police say the two troopers were trying to get a man who was walking on the highway into their patrol SUV when they were all struck by a female driver the troopers had just pulled over on suspicion of DUI, state police said.

NBC10 reports the woman, who was not named in initials reports, had been stopped by the same troopers, who then had to leave after receiving a call for a man on the highway.

The woman then resumed driving and ended up hitting and killing the two troopers while allegedly driving on the highway shoulder and attempting to bypass the scene where the troopers were attempting to get the pedestrian into their police SUV.

“There is no greater act of selflessness,” state police officials said of the “heroic” acts of the two troopers. “They both had a bright future ahead of them. Their lives were senselessly cut short.”

Gov. Tom Wolf said, “This is a very sad day for Pennsylvania” and ordered flags to half staff.


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