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UPDATE (Press Release) — On November 3, 2018 at 11:41AM, the Lake Hallie Police Department took a report of a hit and run accident involving multiple subjects.
A girl scout troop was picking up trash on CTH P near STH 29 when a black Ford F150 left the roadway and struck multiple persons in the ditch. Three juvenile females and one adult female died from a result of the crash. One juvenile female remains in critical condition at this time.
The driver fled the area, but later turned himself in. The driver was identified as an adult male, Colton Treu age 21 of Chippewa Falls.
This is an ongoing investigation.
The Lake Hallie Police Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families involved. We would also like to thank the City of Chippewa Falls Police Department, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Chippewa Fire District for their assistance in this matter.
Sergeant Daniel Sokup - Lake Hallie Police Department
2 Girl Scouts Killed, 2 Others Injured in Hit-and-Run Incident in Chippewa County
DrydenWire.com l Saturday, November 3, 2018
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. The two children were Girl Scouts from the area and local media is reporting that two other children were injured. The status of those two are not known at this time but are believed to be in critical condition.
The Lake Hallie Police Department issued the following announcement earlier today:
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED -- Lake Hallie PD is investigating a hit and run involving multiple victims on County P at the 29 overpass near Weber field. Striking vehicle 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. Crash occurred at 11:41am. Please share this post. Please contact the Chippewa County Communications Center with any information.
The Chippewa County Communications Center’s phone number is: (715) 726-7701