Authorities: Driver was drunk when he hit Girl Scouts along Wisconsin highway

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The district attorney said Treu and a friend bought an air duster from Wal, art Saturday morning and were huffing it in the vehicle when the friend realized Treu wasn't driving straight.

The baby was airlifted to a hospital, and "specialists indicated the injuries were consistent with child abuse, not by accident circumstances", the release states. The suspect is now being held in the Chippewa County Jail on four counts of homicide while intoxicated.

This traffic crash resulted in the death of 4 members of a Girl Scout Troop.

Haylee Hickle's grandmother Judy Schneider said the child dreamed of being an animator and shared a love of crafts with her mother.

Judge James Isaacson ordered a $50,000 cash bond, calling it "an appropriate resolution", while adding that a lot would happen in the ensuing 48 hours in determining where the girl will be placed. Police say he and his passenger, who is also in custody, said they'd been "huffing" or inhaling vapors from an aerosol cleaner before the crash, something prosecutors had argued in court.

Wearing a colorful striped skirt, a black hoodie and pink sneakers, the girl buried her head in her mother's arms, moaning and crying as Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell described the charge against her.

Police said that they received a call from a caretaker saying that they had found the boy bleeding from the head and unresponsive.

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The traffic crash claimed the lives of Jayna S. Kelley (age 9) of Lake Hallie, Autum A. Helgeson (age 10) of Lake Hallie, Haylee J. Hickle (age 10) and her mother Sara Jo Schneider (age 32) from the Town of Lafayette.

The children were all fourth graders at Halmstad Elementary School and Southview Elementary School in nearby Chippewa Falls, about 145 kilometres east of Minneapolis.

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.

Girl Scouts sang songs in memory of the victims and a makeshift memorial of teddy bears, balloons and candles was set up on two wooden benches.

"All the girls, they're family".

"It's going to hurt for a while", said Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos, Superintendent.

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