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10-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Baby In Wisconsin Day Care

10-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Baby In Wisconsin Day Care

The accused was accompanied by her biological parents in court, where Judge James Isaacson ordered her to be detained on a $50,000 (£38,280) cash bond.

Lake Hallie Police Department Chief Cal Smokowicz did not specify in his release what chemicals Treu admitted to inhaling before the crash. Therefore, McClatchy is not identifying the girl at this time. The latter's mother Sara Jo Schneider, 32, was also killed.

Treu was speeding in his pickup when it veered off the road and into a shallow ditch where some of the fourth-graders and the mother were collecting litter as part of a larger Adopt-A-Highway group walking along both sides of the road, according to police and witnesses. The suspect is now being held in the Chippewa County Jail on four counts of homicide while intoxicated.

Treu was arrested on charges including four counts of homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle, police said. A passenger in Treu's truck told police he grabbed the steering wheel when he saw that Treu "looked out of it".

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

The girls were collecting trash next to a rural highway over the weekend when a pick-up truck hit them.




The other Girl Scouts killed in the crash were Jayna Kelley, 9, and Autumn Helgeson, 10, officials said. The girl then said the baby hit his head on a footstool, Kowalczyk said in court.

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. The 21-year-old driver, Colten Treu of Chippewa Falls, sped off but later surrendered.

The girl appeared at a bond hearing in Chippewa County Circuit Court.

CNN has been unable to reach Treu, who does not yet have an attorney.

Sherri Jasper, a Girl Scout board member and counselor at Halmstad Elementary School, leads the program for a candlelight vigil Sunday at the school in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

The surviving girl was hospitalized in Rochester in critical condition. He will be charged with four counts of homicide, Lake Hallie police Sgt. Daniel Sokup said.