Official: Wisconsin intoxicated driver accused of killing 4

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LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old driver was intoxicated when he struck and killed three Girl Scouts and a parent and critically injured a fourth girl along a rural Wisconsin road.

Police say the fourth-graders and a mother were collecting trash in Lake Hallie Saturday morning when they were struck by the truck. The driver, Colten Treu, sped away, but later surrendered to authorities.

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Jensen says Treu is being held on 13 possible charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Jensen says Treu will have a bond hearing at 10 a.m. Monday. He says Treu does not yet have an attorney.

The girls were members of Troop 3055 in nearby Chippewa Falls.