UPDATE: Man accused of fatal Girl Scout troop crash bound over for trial

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed three Girl Scouts and a mother collecting trash in Lake Hallie has been bound over for trial.

A judge in Chippewa County Court ruled Friday afternoon that there was enough evidence to proceed with the case against 22-year-old Colten Treu.

In court Friday, several police officers were called to the stand to verify and reiterate police reports to the court. Treu did not speak but appeared in court with his attorneys.

Treu is accused of huffing from an aerosol canister last November, then crashing his pickup truck into members of Girl Scout Troop 3055 as they were picking up litter on Highway P in Lake Hallie. Treu is facing 11 criminal counts, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

The four people killed in the crash were 9-year-old Jayna Kelley, 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson, both of Lake Hallie, 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider, from Lafayette. A fifth person, Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, was injured.

He is due back in court on May 24.



CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU/AP) --The man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed three Girl Scouts and a mother collecting trash in Lake Hallie is due in court.

Twenty-two-year-old Colten Treu is scheduled to appear in Chippewa County court Friday for a preliminary hearing. Treu is accused of huffing from an aerosol canister last November, then crashing his pickup truck into members of Girl Scout Troop 3055 as they were picking up litter on Highway P in Lake Hallie. Treu is facing 11 criminal counts, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

The four people killed in the crash were 9-year-old Jayna Kelley, 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson, both of Lake Hallie, 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider, from Lafayette. A fifth person, Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, was injured.