Bond issued in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lake Hallie
Nov 07 2018
Also Monday, authorities were prepared to release the identities of those killed in the crash late Saturday morning along County Road P near the Hwy. The suspect is now being held in the Chippewa County Jail on four counts of homicide while intoxicated.
The other charges Treu faces are for felony bail jumping, intentionally abusing a hazardous substance, and causing "great bodily harm" during a hit-and-run because another Girl Scout in the group was injured.
Haylee Hickle's grandmother Judy Schneider said the child dreamed of being an animator and shared a love of crafts with her mother.
The Girl Scout troop was picking up trash along a county highway Saturday morning when a driver veered out of his lane, crossed over the center line and ultimately drove into a ditch, said Lake Hallie police.
She was ordered held in custody on $50,000 bond until her next court appearance.
In the incident, the infant "hit its head on the footstool and then the child started crying", District Attorney Wade Newell said, according to WEAU.
"She panicked, didn't know what to do and didn't want to get into trouble", Newell said at the girl's bond hearing, KSTP-TV reported.
Nine-year-old Jayna Kelley and 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, both of Lake Hallie, were also killed.
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.
Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil Sunday at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
In front of Halmstad Elementary, teddy bears, balloons, candles and a bouquet of flowers sat on two wooden benches Sunday afternoon.
"All the girls, they're family". "The Girl Scout Movement everywhere stands with our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this awful tragedy".
In a message to parents, Superintendent Heidi Eliopoulos said: "This is a hard time for our students, families and staff. We will be providing ongoing support for both students (and) families and staff for as long as needed", the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported.