Colten Treu Biography, Colten Treu Wiki
Colten Treu is Born on February 25, 1997, from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States. Colten pleaded “no contest” in December to four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having a prior intoxicant-related conviction. He also pleaded guilty to another count of hit-and-run causing great bodily harm. A “no contest” plea in Wisconsin means a defendant will not admit or deny guilt, but will not contest the facts of the charge.
I am in Chippewa Falls, WI, for an incredibly sad story — the sentencing hearing for Colten Treu, the man who hit and killed 3 Girl Scouts and 1 mother – seriously injuring another girl. Follow this thread for updates. @kare11
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) March 10, 2020
Colten Treu Age
He is 23 years old.
Who is Colten Treu
Colten Treu is a Chippewa Falls man. He is set to be sentenced for a crash that killed three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers in rural Wisconsin in the fall of 2018.
Colten R. Treu Crime
Colten R. Treu is believed to have been driving while impaired on Sep. 30, 2018, when he swerved off the road, went into a ditch and rolled his vehicle. They also allegedly discovered meth and marijuana in the vehicle.
Twelve members of a Wisconsin Girl Scout troop, including seven children and five adults, had been picking up trash in a ditch along the highway as part of a service project when a black pick-up truck has driven by Treu “veered out of its lane” and crossed the center line, leaving the road entirely and entering the ditch where the Girl Scouts were working, hitting five of them, police said.
Crash & Suspects
Treu had earlier pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges related to the crash, which happened on the morning of Nov. 3, 2018. Police say a pickup truck veered into a roadside ditch as a group of fourth-grade Girl Scouts was collecting trash along with a parent chaperone. The crash killed four people in the group.
Colten Treu Victims
Police named the victims as Jayna Kelley, 9, of Lake Hallie; Autumn Helgeson, 10, of Lake Hallie; and Haylee Hickle, 10, and her mother Sara Jo Schneider, 32, of the Town of Lafayette.
Another 10-year-old girl was also critically injured and had to have open-heart surgery.
Colten Treu sentencing
Colten Treu was found guilty to four counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of hit-and-run.
A mother and three young girls were killed. Another Girl Scout was severely injured. Police said after the crash, Treu drove home and went to a party.
In December, Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson found Colten Treu guilty of four counts of homicide by intoxicated driving and one count of hit and run as part of a plea deal. During the three-day sentencing hearing, 26 people will provide victim impact statements to the court.
On Tuesday morning, Kelley’s father, Brian Kelley, gave a victim impact statement in court.
“I can’t envision myself ever forgiving the defendant for what he did that day,” Kelley said.
Treu’s sentencing is scheduled to last up to three days.