Children mowed down and killed in horror hit-run crash

3 Girl Scouts, 1 Woman Killed in Wisconsin Hit-and-Run

All members of the group - seven children and five adults - "were in the ditch, not on the pavement or gravel shoulder at the time of the crash" and were "wearing green highly visible safety vests", police said.

Golden added the district and school crisis teams assembled support networks for students, staff and families.

Teddy bears, flowers, and candles were placed on benches outside Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, Wis., on Sunday, as a memorial to the three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene the day before. Two of the girls, and a woman who was supervising the group, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lake Hallie police said Monday that the deceased were: 9-year-old Jayna Kelley and 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, both of Lake Hallie, and 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her 32-year-old mother, Sara Jo Schneider, from the Town of Lafayette.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY - Authorities in Chippewa County are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run that has resulted in the deaths of at least two children and one adult.

Police say a pickup truck veered off the road into a ditch and struck them. A fourth girl survived but was in critical condition Saturday night at a Minnesota hospital. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office said that authorities are pursuing charges that would include four counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, four counts homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, four counts of hit-and-run involving death, and one count of hit-and-run involving great bodily harm. But to his credit, the 21-year-old came back later and turned himself in to the police.

At a little before noon on Saturday, Treu struck and killed three girl scouts and one adult who was supervising the girls as the picked up trash by the side of a country road. His passenger in the vehicle also turned himself in.

Police said 21-year-old Colten Treu was driving a pick-up truck that left the road and hit the troop.

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"Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes asks that you please keep the Nokomis Service Area volunteers and families in your thoughts and prayers as they grapple with this senseless loss", the organization said in a statement.

This is an ongoing investigation. A third girl was rushed to the hospital and died there.

The four were killed while cleaning garbage out of a ditch in Lake Hallie.

Officials say the crash happened at 11:41AM on County P at the 29 overpass near Weber Field. The vehicle of interest is believed to be a black or dark grey Ford F-150 '04-'06 with heavy front end damage and missing both side view mirrors.

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We'll have updates on the incident as information comes in.

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