NEW RICHMOND, Wis (WEAU) --We have new information on a crash that killed two teen boys near Hudson. The Wisconsin State Patrol has identified them as 17-year-old Joshua J. Goodrich and 16-year-old Jordan M. Johnson, both of New Richmond.
Troopers say 17-year-old Zachary Zajec was driving the s-u-v on interstate 94 when he hit a stopped semi yesterday afternoon.
Zajec has critical injuries. Troopers say injuries to another passenger, 17-year-old Thomas Wanless are less severe.
The victims' high school is now offering counseling services for students mourning the loss of their classmates.
Jordan and Joshua would have started their senior year at New Richmond high school this fall.
People who knew the young men tell me they were both good students, active in school sports and well-liked by their classmates.
"Our kids are struggling today we have our strength and conditioning this week and we've been with the kids since early this morning and the kids are in various stages of shock and disbelief and they are trying to sort things through we are all just trying to sort things through,” said Casey Ekhardt New Richmond Athletic Director.
When you ask about the two teens killed in a car crash on I-94 you hear things like, athletic, quiet, and good kids.
16 year-old Jordan Johnson was a three sport athlete at New Richmond high school.
"He was going to be a big part of our football team this year, anchoring our offensive line, and with a small group of seniors they were a pretty close knit group and its tough loss," said Ekhardt.
17 year-old Joshua Goodrich played on the school's hockey team and was looking forward to more ice time his senior year.
"It's a very sad tragic event and certainly our hearts and condolences go out to the families," said Tom Wissnik High School Principal
The high school is offering counseling services all week for those mourning the loss of Jordan and Joshua.
"New Richmond is a place where the school and the community are really tightly connected and a loss like this doesn't just affect our school it affects the whole the community," said Ekhardt