The national leader of the Girl Scouts says officials' "hearts are broken" after three Girl Scouts and an adult were killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin. Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo [[ ah-sa-VAY-doh ]] said in a statement yesterday Girl Scouts everywhere stand with those in Wisconsin to "grieve and comfort one another in the wake of this terrible tragedy."
The Girls were picking up trash along a road near Eau Claire, about an hour and-a-half east of Minneapolis, when a black Ford pickup track veered off the road and ran them down. A fourth Girl is in critical condition. Police say the 21-year-old driver , Colten Treu later surrendered.
Hundreds gathered last night for a vigil for the victims. The girls were elementary students.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal