A junior at Marquette Catholic High School has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash earlier this month. 17 year old Zack Hunter died Sunday at a St. Louis Hospital. He was critically injured in a crash in Jersey County on the afternoon of April 1 as he was heading home from a tennis lesson at Principia College.
Another student with him at the time suffered minor injuries. Zack Hunter remained in critical condition during his time at the hospital until his passing yesterday. Officials at Marquette Catholic High School say school will be in session today with a special all-school gathering this morning where grief counselors will be on hand to visit with students and staff. A special balloon release and candlelight vigil will take place at 7:30pm today outside the East Alton Ice Arena where Zack played many hockey games and the public is welcome to attend. Funeral arrangements are pending.