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Three Girl Scouts and one adult killed by truck as they picked up rubbish from side of road

Three Girl Scouts and a woman have been killed after being hit by a truck as they picked up rubbish.

The girls were part of a group who were collecting litter in a ditch along a road in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin, on Saturday morning when a driver swerved and hit them.

A fourth girl was also hit and remains in critical condition in hospital.

According to local reports, the driver, named as 21-year-old Colton Treu, initially fled the scene but later turned himself into police.

Emergency services at the scene (Image: mirror.co.uk)
A fourth girl is in critical condition (Image: mirror.co.uk)

A local told the Star Tribune he saw a group of 10 girls walking along the road dressed in bright vests.

Shortly after, “All hell broke loose.”

It happened on a road in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin (Image: mirror.co.uk)
The driver initially fled the scene (Image: mirror.co.uk)

“This intersection is just terrible,” he added.

“The Lake Hallie Police Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families involved,” police said in a statement.

The victims have not yet been named.

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