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Happening Friday: Man accused of killing Chippewa Falls Girl Scouts in court

Chippewa County (WQOW) – The man accused of killing three Girl Scouts and a mother in a tragic hit-and-run crash back in November will return to court Friday.

Colten Treu is charged with 10 felonies, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Prosecutors said Treu and his passenger were huffing a can of air duster when the truck went off the road and hit the Girl Scout troop.

Three girls and a mother died. Another Girl Scout was hurt.

Police say he then drove home and went out to a party.

In January, Treu’s attorneys asked Judge James Isaacson to delay his preliminary hearing so both sides could review Treu’s toxicology results.

Friday, the prosecution will look to convince the judge that there is enough evidence to move forward with the case.

Law enforcement officers, or witnesses, could be asked to testify.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. News 18 will have a camera in the courtroom and we plan to livestream the proceedings here.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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