Girl, 10, charged with killing six-month-old baby boy in Wisconsin

Girl, 10, charged with killing six-month-old baby boy in Wisconsin

Girl, 10, charged with killing six-month-old baby boy in Wisconsin

Lake Hallie police said the 21-year-old pickup driver, Colten Treu, and a passenger told investigators they had been huffing just before striking the Girl Scout troop.

Treu was being held in the Chippewa County Jail on 13 possible charges, including four counts of intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, Chippewa County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Jensen said.

MILWAUKEE - Relatives of a Girl Scout and her mother who were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin that also claimed the lives of two other girls struggled Monday to come to terms with their sudden, heartbreaking loss, saying "we all expect them to come back".

Kowalczyk said it has been a challenging couple of days for his office, between investigating this case as well as the four deaths in a auto crash Saturday in Lake Hallie. The children and their adult chaperones wore bright green safety vests as they walked along both sides of County Highway P, which they had adopted as a community service project. "All members were in the ditch, not on the pavement or gravel shoulder at the time of the crash".

The Lake Hallie Police Department sent out a press release Monday morning, identifying the four deceased people as Jayna S. Kelley, 9, Autum A. Helgeson, 10, both of Lake Hallie, Haylee J. Hickle, 10, and her mother, Sara Jo Schneider, 32, both of the town of Lafayette.

This is the six month-old baby boy who was killed after a 10 year-old girl allegedly stomped on his head.

Police had already identified him as the suspect; an officer tracked vehicle fluid from Treu's auto less than 2 miles north into Chippewa Falls city limits.

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Treu, of Chippewa Falls, fled but later turned himself in to police. Police say Treu had been inhaling chemical vapors before the crash around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Lake Hallie.

"This is a disgusting reminder of our nation's epidemic of self-indulging with substance abuse without regard of the consequences", police said. Words can not describe our Lake Hallie community's sorrow for the witnesses, victims, and their families.

The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District says it's received a lot of support from the community and even from around the country.

"It was heartbreaking", said Tabatha Kolve, 18, a Girl Scout and a troop leader who helped her fourth-graders assemble 150 candles for the vigil.

"It's just devastating", she told CBS Minnesota. "I think God knew that".

Two girls and the mother were dead at the scene.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America also spoke out Sunday to express their grief.

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