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Hundreds gather for vigil for Girl Scouts killed

Posted: 8:34 PM, Nov 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-04 21:34:01-05
Hundreds gather for vigil for Girl Scouts killed

The Latest on the hit-and-run deaths of several Girl Scouts and an adult in Wisconsin (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

Hundreds of community members gathered outside an elementary school in Wisconsin to remember three Girl Scouts and a parent who were killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Holding candles and umbrellas, the crowd gathered Sunday evening outside Halmstad Elementary School. Several Girl Scouts sang songs in honor of the victims.

The victims were struck Saturday morning while picking up trash along a rural road in Lake Hallie, 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Minneapolis and just south of Chippewa Falls, where the girls were fourth-graders at Halmstad Elementary.

Police say a pickup truck veered off the road into a ditch and struck them. One girl survived and was in critical condition Saturday night.

Authorities say a 21-year-old man driving the pickup later surrendered.