The Wisconsin driver accused of killing four people last weekend has been formally charged in Chippewa County Court. Twenty one year-old Colten Treu faces eleven charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and hit and run resulting in death.
Investigators say he and a passenger in his truck were “huffing” just before Treu plowed into a Girl Scout troop picking up trash along a Chippewa County road last Saturday. Three Girl Scouts and a mother of one of the girls were killed, and a fourth girl injured. Treu is scheduled to appear back in court on December 11th.
Funerals and memorial services for the victims – 32-year-old Sara Schneider and her 10-year-old daughter Haylee Hickle, 9-year-old Jayna Kelly and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson – are taking place this week.