Three Girl Scouts and an adult were killed in a hit-and-run while picking up trash

Rodolfo Vieira
Nov 04, 2018
02:01 P.M.

A man driving a pickup truck struck a group of Girl Scouts that were picking up some trash in a ditch in western Wisconsin.


The incident took place on late Saturday Morning, November 3, 2018, in Lake Hallie, a town about 95 miles east of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

As reported by ABC affiliate WAOW, two of the girls and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third girl passed away at the hospital.

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The man responsible for the crimes was later identified as 21-year-old Colton Treu, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, who allegedly left the scene after striking the victims.

According to Sgt. Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department, the driver killed the victims with his black Ford F-150, and that, even though he fled, Treu later turned himself in.



It has been reported that the 21-year-old will be charged with four counts of murder through the negligent use of a vehicle. Surprisingly, the incident took place before a hill, where there were no blind spots.

This has left the police suspicious of how Treu managed to hit the girls, who were all fourth-grade students at Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, as well as the woman.


The victims were wearing bright safety vests and there were several adults around them. So far, the names of the deceased are yet to be revealed but there is still a fourth girl in the hospital in critical condition.



This is was yet another example of the recklessness taking over the American roads. Earlier this week, a 9-year-old boy named Dalen Thomas was killed while he was trying to board a school bus.

The elementary school student from Marietta, Mississipi, was struck by a pickup truck at around 6:30 a.m. as he was walking across a highway.

Thomas was airlifted to a children's hospital in Memphis, Tennesse, where he passed away. The driver, 22-year-old Hunter Newman, has been charged with aggravated assault and his bond is set at $10,000.

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