Hundreds of people gathered together Sunday night at Halmsted Elementary School to remember the three girls, all in fourth grade, and one woman who died.
A relative of a girl who was not hurt in the crash said the children were fourth graders at Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls, 180 miles west of Green Bay. One juvenile female remains in critical condition at this time.
Colten Treu, 21, who is also from Chippewa Falls, later surrendered to police, authorities said.
- Police in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin have identified the suspect in a fatal hit and run that killed three girls and one woman while they were picking up trash on the side of a road Saturday morning.
Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District Superintendent Heidi Eliopoulos spoke during Sunday's news conference.
Eliopoulos says it's a "difficult time for our students, families and staff", and that the district will provide support "for as long as needed". But to his credit, the 21-year-old came back later and turned himself in to the police.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that teddy bears, balloons and candles sat on two wooden benches in front of Halmstad Elementary on Sunday afternoon.
"Our hearts are broken for the girls and families of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes", CEO Sylvia Acevedo of Girl Scouts of the United States of America said in a statement Sunday.
Lake Hallie police said Monday that the deceased were: 9-year-old Jayna Kelley and 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, both of Lake Hallie, and 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her 32-year-old mother, Sara Jo Schneider, from the Town of Lafayette.
An adult was also killed and a fourth girl has been critically injured, police said in the USA state of Wisconsin on Saturday.
According to the Chippewa County jail, 21-year-old Colten Treu could face multiple charges after Saturday's hit-and-run - including hit-and-run involving death and homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
Sokup said Treu will be charged with four counts of homicide through the negligent use of a vehicle. "The Girl Scout Movement everywhere stands with our sister Girl Scouts in Wisconsin to grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this bad tragedy".
A western Wisconsin community is grieving the deaths of three Girl Scouts and an adult who were struck by a pickup truck while collecting trash along a rural highway.
Treu fled the scene, but turned himself later Saturday, according to the Lake Hallie Police Department.
He identified the driver as Colton Treu, 21, of Chippewa, Falls, Wisconsin.
Hundreds of community members gathered in 40-degree weather Sunday evening for a vigil outside Halmstad Elementary School, where some of the girls were students.