10-year-old girl charged with killing baby at day care

Cheryl Sanders
November 7, 2018

Judge James Isaacson ordered a $50,000 cash bond, calling it "an appropriate resolution", while adding that a lot would happen in the ensuing 48 hours in determining where the girl will be placed.

"There was no warning".

Treu and his passenger admitted to police that they had been intentionally inhaling chemicals before the accident.

The other Girl Scouts killed in the crash were Jayna Kelley, 9, and Autumn Helgeson, 10, officials said.


"All the girls, they're family". Another 10-year-old, identified by her mother's Facebook account as Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, remains hospitalized in stable condition.

"We partner with Real Living, so any student in our district, no matter what the circumstance gets 4 free counseling sessions for themselves, as well as every single member of their family", said Eliopoulos.

The victims were picking up trash in the ditches of County Highway P when they were struck.

Accompanied by her parents, the girl buried her head in her mother's arms, moaning and crying throughout a 10-minute bond hearing Monday in Chippewa County Circuit Court, according to the Star Tribune.


Following the crash, Treu said he drove to his house in Chippewa Falls.

Authorities say Treu's black pickup truck was traveling northbound on a two-lane road when the vehicle crossed over the centerline and veered into the ditch hitting the Girl Scout troop. All members were wearing green highly visible safety vests. In a statement, the Girl Scouts of the U.S. said, "Our hearts are broken for the girls and families".

The day care centre was shut down during the investigation, the news station reported.

Colten Treu, 21, of Chippewa Falls is charged with four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having a prior intoxicant-related conviction, four counts of hit-and-run resulting in death, one count of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm, one count of felony bail jumping and one count of intentional abuse of a hazardous substance. He also faces multiple charges for fleeing the scene. The driver, Colten Treu, sped away, but later surrendered to authorities.


Treu was previously convicted of drunken-driving in Wisconsin and he was now out on bail for another accident in September, when he was charged with driving his employer's auto into a ditch while intoxicated.

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