Three Girl Scouts Killed In Hit-And-Run In western Wisconsin

Three Girl Scouts Killed In Hit-And-Run In western Wisconsin

A pickup truck has lurched off a road in western Wisconsin and hit a group of Girl Scouts picking up rubbish in a ditch, killing three girls and one a

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A pickup truck has lurched off a road in western Wisconsin and hit a group of Girl Scouts picking up rubbish in a ditch, killing three girls and one adult and critically injuring a fourth girl.

Sergeant Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department said the driver of the black Ford F-150 pickup truck fled the scene but later turned himself in.

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He identified the driver as Colton Treu, 21, of Chippewa, Falls, Wisconsin.

Sokup said Treu will be charged with four counts of homicide through the negligent use of a vehicle.

The crash happened on Saturday morning as the girls were picking up litter in a ditch in Lake Hallie, a town about 150km east of Minneapolis.

The girls were in the fourth grade at Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune quoted a relative of a girl in the troop who was not injured as saying.

The Girl Scouts were all wearing bright safety vests and were accompanied by several adults.

Source: tendaily.com.au

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