Man Accused of Fatal Lake Hallie Hit and Run Bound Over for Different Charges in Rusk County


The man accused of a fatal-hit-and run in Chippewa County that killed three local Girl Scouts and a mother, appeared in Rusk County Court on separate drug charges.

Colten Treu was bound over for trial in Rusk County Monday afternoon, meaning the court ruled that they have enough evidence that his case could proceed in Rusk County.

Treu is charged with four drug charges including possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

According to the complaint, filed at the beginning of the year, Treu crashed a company truck in a ditch on Highway 27 in Rusk County. When deputies arrived, the truck was on its side and had sustained a reportable amount of damage. According to the criminal complaint, Treu admitted to investigators that he smoked pot before the crash. Investigators found drugs in the truck.

Treu is also currently charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in Chippewa County after being accused of huffing before a crash that killed three Girl Scouts and a mother who were cleaning up the highway as part of a service act with their Girl Scout troop.

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