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54 years for hit-and-run driver that killed 3 girls, mother

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 14:12:53-04

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for the hit-and-run deaths of three Girl Scouts and a mother as they picked up trash along a rural road in 2018.

Twenty-three-year-old Colton Treu pleaded no contest to four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and hit-and-run involving great bodily harm.

He was sentenced Wednesday. Treu was accused of huffing from an aerosol canister before crashing his pickup truck into the Girl Scouts along a highway in western Wisconsin.

The girls, ages 9 to 10, were killed as was a 26-year-old mother. Another 10-year-old girl was injured.

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