Victims’ relative asks judge for maximum sentence for Girl Scout hit-and-run suspect

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Chippewa County (WQOW) — A woman who lost her daughter and granddaughter in a fatal Chippewa County crash is asking the judge to give the man charged with the crime the maximum sentence allowed by law.

Judy Schneider was Sara Schneider’s mom and Haylee Hickle’s grandmother. In a victim impact statement filed in Chippewa County court, Schneider wrote: “My house was full of love, noise, and the people I love. Now my daughter and granddaughter are gone and my grandson is in Illinois with his father…my house is a shell.”

She went on to write that her house was supposed to be her forever home and now she’s afraid she might lose it.

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Schneider is asking the court to give the man charged, Colton Treu, the maximum sentence. She writes: “I have faith the courts will do the right thing…don’t prove me wrong.”

Treu is charged with ten felonies in the case, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. If convicted on all counts, he faces 280 years in prison. Treu returns to court in late January.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently an Evening Anchor/Producer.

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