March 1, 2023
MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, PA (BUCKS)–Pennsylvania State Troopers say that prior to the crash occurring it is believed that Jenna Paulaski of Ewing, NJ, was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 295 from at least Exit # 8 in a Ford Tauris. On February 26, 2023 at approximately 3:21 a.m., a two-vehicle reportable crash occurred on 1-295 east in the area of mile post 5.2, Middletown Township, Bucks County. At the time of the crash, Paulaski, was traveling westbound in the true left, eastbound lane of travel. Alexander Wetzel of Media, PA, was traveling eastbound in the left lane of travel in a Jeep Compass. The Ford Taurus struck the Jeep Compass with Its front-end head on. The Taurus and Compass came to final rest in the left lane of travel at the point of impact
The Ford Taurus sustained heavy front-end damage. Paulaski was observed to be wearing a seatbelt and had the driver’s side front airbag deployed. The Jeep Compass sustained heavy front-end damage. Wetzel was observed to be wearing a seatbelt and had driver and passenger front airbags deployed. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Trooper Gentile was assisted at the scene by Corporal Whitbeck, Troop M – Dublin, and Trooper McWilliams, Troop M – Trevose. Middletown Township Police Department. Fire departments on scene were Penndel, Middletown, and Parkland fire departments. The Bucks County Coroner’s Office, First Deputy Coroner Scott Croop responded to the crash scene.
Troopers say the crash investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call, PA State Police – Trevose, Trooper Gentile, (215) 942-3900.