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Man gets jail time for deadly high speed crash

Man gets jail time for deadly high speed crash
Posted at 11:22 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 10:01:10-04

A Lancaster man will spend four to 12 years in prison for a high-speed deadly crash that killed a man and his dog.

John Zakrzewski pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular manslaughter.

On December 9, 2015, the 31-year-old was driving 105 miles per hour on Girdle Road in the Town of Elma when his vehicle struck another vehicle that was turning onto Girdle Road.  He then struck a second car going in the opposite direction on Girdle Road.

Guy Van Iderstine of Indiana was driving that second vehicle. The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. His dog was also in the car and was taken to an emergency veterinarian where the dog died.

At the time of the accident, Zakrzewski had a blood alcohol content of .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

In addition to jail time, Zakrzewski's drivers's license will be revoked for one year after he is released from prison, and any car he owns or drives will be fitted with an ignition interlock for five years.