Three Girl Scouts Struck, Killed by Vehicle in Wisconsin; Driver Leaves Scene


November 08, 2018

LAKE HALLIE, WI. – November 4, 2018 (katu.com) Three Girl Scouts were struck and killed by a vehicle November 3 while picking up trash on the side of a Wisconsin road, according to an online news report from katu.com. A woman was also struck and killed by the car, and one other girl was seriously injured.*

The accident occurred the evening of November 3 in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. A group of Girl Scouts were picking up litter on the sides of a road about 95 miles from Minneapolis. A black Ford F-150 crossed over a lane of travel and veered off the roadway. The truck then traveled into the ditch where the group was working and struck four of the Girl Scouts and one woman. The driver of the truck then sped away from the scene. 

The woman and three of the girls died from their injuries. The fourth girl was transported to a nearby hospital and is said to be in critical condition. None of the victims has been identified at this time. 

Police say after initially leaving the scene, the driver of the pickup turned himself in. His name has not been released at this time. It is not clear what charges he will face as the investigation continues. Police did not provide any information about what caused the driver to veer off the road. 

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles ( 1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled). 

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