The group had adopted the rural road and performed the community service along it before, something they did while wearing bright yellow safety vests and accompanied by adults.
The girls were in the fourth grade at Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune quoted a relative of a girl in the troop who was not injured as saying. A fourth juvenile female was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Hundreds of community members gathered outside an elementary school in Chippewa Falls, Wis., on Sunday night to remember three Girl Scouts and a parent who were killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.
She said the names of the victims are expected to be released Monday by the Village of Lake Hallie Police Department.
Sergeant Daniel Sokup of the Lake Hallie Police Department said a black Ford F-150 pickup truck veered off the road and careened into the group, killing three girls and a woman. He has been identified as Colton Treu, 21, of Chippewa Falls.
Four people, including three Girl Scouts, were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin on Saturday, police said.
Investigators say the girl scouts, mostly fourth graders and parent volunteers, were cleaning trash along a county road when a driver veered into the ditch, hitting several of them before driving off.
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"Our hearts are broken for the girls and families of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes".
Acevedo says Girl Scouts everywhere stand with "our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this awful tragedy". One of the girls attended Southview.
Golden added the district and school crisis teams assembled support networks for students, staff and families. Other members of the troop were picking up trash from the opposite shoulder. Sokup said the crash happened before a hill and there were no blind spots.
"The Lake Hallie Police Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families involved", Sokup said. The speed limit changes quickly from a 55-mph to a 35-mph zone.
It wasn't clear whether Treu somehow got distracted, Sokup said.
"I'm always telling one of my residents that he shouldn't walk this strip at night", Spallees told the newspaper.