Three Girl Scouts Killed In Hit-And-Run While Picking Up Rubbish

3 Girl Scouts, 1 Woman Killed in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run

3 Girl Scouts, 1 Woman Killed in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run

Three girls and a woman were killed Saturday morning when a truck driven by a Wisconsin man struck them as their Girl Scout troop was picking up trash along a roadway.

Police say that after Treu hit the group of Scouts, he sped off, fleeing the scene in his pickup truck.

The driver, identified as Colton Treu, 21, of Chippewa Falls, fled the scene but later turned himself in, police said.

Chippewa County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Jensen says Treu is being held on 13 possible charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Teddy bears, flowers, and candles were placed on benches outside Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, Wis.as a memorial to the three Girl Scouts who were struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene, November 4, 2018.

The primary school aged children were bagging litter in a ditch on the side of a country road in the small town of Lake Hallie, 150km east of Minneapolis, when tragedy struck on Saturday morning.

Two other girls were taken to hospital with critical injuries; however, doctors could not save one of the girls, who died several hours later.

The group of seven girls and five parents had "highly visible" green safety vests on at the time, police said in a statement.

After turning himself in to police, Treu admitted to police that he and the passenger in his vehicle had intentionally inhaled chemicals, which is commonly referred to as "huffing", just prior to the incident.

Golden added the district and school crisis teams assembled support networks for students, staff and families. They said that drivers tend to speed down that stretch of road, going much faster than the limit, which is 35MPH. Two other children were injured.

Girl Scouts chief executive Sylvia Acevedo paid tribute to the girls and the woman in a statement on Sunday, saying "our hearts are broken" over the tragedy.

Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wis., on Sunday evening.

Officials say two area Girl Scouts and one adult are dead.

The four were killed while cleaning garbage out of a ditch in Lake Hallie. Sokup says he will be charged with four homicide counts. The vehicle of interest is believed to be a black or dark grey Ford F-150 '04-'06 with heavy front end damage and missing both side view mirrors.

(Press Release - Lake Hallie Police Dept.) - On November 3, 2018 at 11:41AM, the Lake Hallie Police Department took a report of a hit and run accident involving multiple subjects. Emergency helicopters were also flown in to assist.

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