Delaware State Police charge driver with homicide, DUI in death of Verizon worker

    Zachary Krytzer (courtesy of Delaware State Police)

    Zachary Krytzer (courtesy of Delaware State Police)

    Delaware State Police have charged a man with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs in the death of a Verizon worker in Kent County.

    Troopers said in a news release that 27-year-old Zachary Krytzer of Milton was arrested Thursday after he was released from a hospital. He was released after posting $20,500 secured bond.

    Investigators say 41-year-old Heath Janssen of Dover was struck Tuesday by an SUV while placing equipment into the back of his work truck after checking a phone line near Little Heaven. His vehicle was pulled on the shoulder near a gas station.

    Police say Krytzer, the SUV’s driver, drifted onto the shoulder, hitting a mailbox and a road reflector before striking and pinning Janssen to the back of his truck. Janssen died at the scene.

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