'She Loved People': Parents Remember Girl Scout Killed by Huffing Driver

Frederick Owens
November 7, 2018

Officials said she had been removed from the home of her biologial parents and was placed in a foster home.

The crash killed Jayna S. Kelley, 9; Autum A. Helgeson, 10; Haylee J. Hickle, 10; and Hickle's mother, Sara Jo Schneider, 32. She was in stable condition Monday at a hospital.

Treu remains in jail on a $250,000 bond. The punishment for those charges is up to 160 years in prison.

While she appeared with her biological parents in court, the Tribune reported that she was with her foster parents, who operate the day care, at the time of the incident.

Lake Hallie Police Department Chief Cal Smokowicz did not specify in his release what chemicals Treu admitted to inhaling before the crash. A fourth girl scout, who has not been identified, was hospitalized and is now in stable condition, police said. He told police he saw the people in the ditch picking up trash wearing highly visible reflective vests.

Prosecutors are considering 13 charges against Treu, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

Treu and the unidentified passenger of the vehicle both turned themselves into different police departments later Saturday afternoon.

6, 2018, 11 charges were filed against Colten Treu include four counts of vehicular homicide and four counts of a hit-and-run resulting in death.

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The roommate told police Treu "looked out of it" and was swerving so he grabbed the steering wheel.

The victims were among seven children and five adults who were working in the ditches along the roadway.

A 10-year-old girl has been charged with killing a six-month-old baby boy at a daycare centre.

Haylee also enjoyed painting and working on clay pottery with her mother. He hit his head on a footstool and cried, the sheriff said.

Treu is expected to appear at a bond hearing at 10 a.m. Monday.

A woman with the group and three Girl Scouts - including her daughter - were killed, and a fourth girl was critically injured.

The criminal complaint says that he told police he and his passenger - who has not been charged - were sniffing a computer keyboard cleaner he had bought at Walmart. He surrendered to authorities Saturday.

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