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Parents of teen boy who died in crash say girlfriend was pregnant

Austin Gable Austin Gable
McKenna Johnson McKenna Johnson
Marco Perez Marco Perez

ELEVA-STRUM (WQOW) - Memorial services have been set for at least one teen that died in a crash Tuesday night. The crash happened in Eau Claire County.

McKenna Johnson and Austin Gable died at the scene.  Marco Perez later died from his injuries.  They were all students in the Eleva-Strum school district.

The three victims and two other teens were in the car when it crashed in the town of Washington.  Family members of the victims say McKenna Johnson was pregnant, the father was Austin Gable.  Today, Austin's family talked about the heart-breaking loss.

Elizabeth Gomez  the mother of  Austin Gable says, "They were boyfriend and girlfriend and I guess no one was going to keep those two apart and they died as a family. We were taking it kind of slow and processing it because I was a young mother too. So I kind of knew what she was going through and my husband I said, you know, if you need something. To get to a doctor's appointment or something just call and text, we'll help you out as much as you can because we've both been there."

Grandfather of Austin Gable, Jerry Carpenter says, "The last time I saw him I gave him a hug and I told him I loved him and that's the last time I saw him. And we're going to miss him especially this week, this weekend."

A memorial service will be held for Austin Friday at 5 p.m. at Osseo Community Church.

The Eleva-Strum school district's website says a wake and funeral services have been set for McKenna Johnson. The wake will be held in Eleva on Monday, and the funeral on Tuesday.

A fund has been set up with United Bank for the families of each of the three students who died. Donations are being taken at bank branches in Eleva, Strum, Mondovi, Osseo and Ettrick.

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