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Zach Zajec, pictured in a photo from the 2010-11 New Richmond High School yearbook.

Freeway crash claims third student, Zach Zajec


State Patrol Sgt. Brian Erickson reported Monday evening that Zachary D. Zajec, the driver of a Dodge Durango that crashed into the back of a flatbed semi- trailer a week ago, died Monday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

He was the fifth person to die in a week within a 32-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between Menomonie and Hudson.

Zachary would have been a senior at New Richmond High School this fall. He was a honor student, athlete and Boy Scout.

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