3rd teen dies of injuries in crash near Hudson

Crash near Hudson claims 3rd life

A third teenager has died of injuries suffered in the collision of an SUV and a semi last week on Interstate 94 near Hudson.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says Zachary D. Zajec, 17, died Monday of head, chest and other injuries from the July 30 crash.

Zajec was the driver of the SUV. The crash killed passengers Joshua Goodrich, 17, and Jordan Johnson, 16. All three boys were from New Richmond.

A fourth teen in the back seat of the SUV survived and his injuries are not life-threatening.

The patrol says Zajec was driving a Dodge Durango that rear-ended a semi that had stopped as traffic backed up near a construction zone. The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt.