Three girl scouts killed in hit-and-run along rural Wisconsin road

Margot Edinger, Reporter

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A group of girl scouts were struck by a black Ford F-150 in Western Wisconsin. They were picking up litter along a rural stretch on Country Road when the car veered off the road. The two-ton vehicle sped off, leaving two girls and one adult chaperone dead on the roadside. A third girl later died at the hospital. A surviving scout is currently in critical condition.


In a report from local broadcaster WEAU news, the deceased chaperone is the mother of one of the dead girls. The identities of the victims have not yet been revealed to the public.

21 year-old resident of Chippewa Falls, Colten Treu, surrendered to the authorities after a search for the vehicle was launched. Investigators have not revealed what caused Treu to drive off the road. He was jailed Sunday, November 4th, and charged with four counts of homicide through negligent use of a vehicle.