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.