Three Girl Scouts and one adult killed and 4th Girl Scout critically injured in Wisconsin hit-and-run crash.
According to go reports,The driver of the black Ford F-150 pickup truck fled the scene but later turned himself in, Sgt Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department said.
He was identified as Colton Treu, 21, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
According to Washington post reports,The crash happened late Saturday morning as the girls were picking up litter in a ditch in Lake Hallie, a town about 95 miles (153 kilometers) east of Minneapolis. The pickup was heading north and crossed over a lane and went into the ditch, striking the group.
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.
Sgt. Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department told the Associated Press that Treu will be charged with four counts of homicide through the negligent use of a vehicle.
The Lake Hallie police are leading the investigation, with assistance from Chippewa County deputies and Chippewa Falls police.