3 Girl Scouts & Adult Leader Killed in Hit-And-Run While Cleaning Highway

The town of Lake Hallie, Wisconsin is mourning this week after a fatal hit-and-run took the lives of three local Girl Scouts and their adult leader, and left one other in critical condition.

The Girl Scout troop was collecting trash on the side of a Wisconsin highway Sunday when suspected hit-and-run driver, Colten Treu veered off the road, plowing into the group of fourth graders and their leader.

According to Lake Hallie officials, Treu fled the scene but turned himself in several hours later.

Two of the girls and the adult were killed immediately at the scene. Two others were rushed to the hospital where one died and the other was left in critical condition.

Sgt. Daniel Sokup, of the Lake Hallie Police Department, said that the location where the girls were picking up trash wasn’t “an unsafe area” and there weren’t any blind spots. They were wearing bright-colored safety vests and accompanied by several adults. That’s when the pickup truck hit them and fled the scene.

The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes posted the heartbreaking news on their Facebook page, and assured there would be updates in the coming weeks on how to help the families impacted by this horrific tragedy.

*Edited* It is with profound sadness that we share the news of a tragic loss in our Girl Scout sisterhood. On Saturday,…

Bri Lamm
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