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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The day after a vigil was held for two Wisconsin teens killed in a crash on I-94 last week, authorities confirmed Monday that a third teen has died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said 17-year-old Zach Zajec of New Richmond, Wis., died Monday.

Zajec suffered “critical head, chest and extremity” injuries in the crash that claimed the lives of 16-year-old Jordan Johnson and 17-year-old Joshua Goodrich. The crash happened on July 30, when the SUV the teens were riding in collided with the back of a flat-bed semi, which had stopped for traffic, in western Wisconsin.

Zajec was driving the SUV.

A fourth teen – Thomas John Wanless, 17, now the crash’s only survivor — also suffered injuries.

On Sunday night, a vigil was held for Johnson and Goodrich at New Richmond High School.

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