We’re following a horrific and heartbreaking story out of Wisconsin, where a 21-year-old driver killed half a troop of Girl Scouts, including a mother, while driving under the influence of chemicals.
Jayna Kelley, 9, Autumn Helgeson, 10, Haylee Hickle, 10, and Haylee’s mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider lost their lives on Saturday. Another 10-year-old girl was also hit and hospitalized, but was in stable condition as of Monday.
People expressed shock, horror, and outrage at the tragedy.
So, this was his third dui?!? WTH?!! Prosecutors should have had this guy off the road already. Inexcusable.— DS (@deb35d) November 6, 2018
I wish there was something more severe— A D (@mysterybabylon7) November 6, 2018
No words for such a senseless tragedy..— Norberta, Deep State, Free-Flying Truth Seeker (@Norberta36) November 4, 2018
Blessings on all those involved.
I was also a Girl Scout for several years & was lucky enough to have my mom as a leader. She is a lifetime Girl Scout. I’m so sorry for these girls and the woman accompanying them. I’m hopeful for the Scout still in the hospital. The driver needs book thrown at him!— Mona Lisa (@hofmannlm) November 4, 2018
Many were infuriated to hear the driver was huffing chemicals while driving.
He was sucking in the air from something like duster. I’ve read it’s like a 15-30 second high, which means he was probably huffing while behind the wheel. What a POS. pic.twitter.com/8K0uEM0yWu— Michael Brink (@michaelkbrink) November 5, 2018
None. 4 life sentences isn’t enough— Tony Varichak (@tony55744) November 6, 2018
god dammit! Who cares if your lungs explode from huffing? did you have to do it while you were driving? you have changed so many lives with your reckless actions. YOU KNEW BETTER. now look at you, you're still a zit face kid and going to the clink.— Jane_ (@janey32765) November 5, 2018
That fuckwad who hit and killed the three Girl Scouts and a mother admits to have been huffing chemicals before that, and then was fighting the passenger for control of the wheel when the accident occurred. Then he stashed his truck and took a different car to a party.— Landon Brzezinski (@landonbreezee) November 6, 2018
News doesn’t get much worse than this. Apparently, the Girl Scouts were serving their community by cleaning up trash on the side of a road when they were struck by the 21-year-old driver’s truck. The driver and his passenger are said to have fought over control of the vehicle’s steering in the moments before the tragic collision.
The victims and their families aren’t being forgotten.
#Repost @todaystmj4— Julia Fello TMJ4 (@JuliaFello) November 6, 2018
These are the three Wisconsin Girl Scouts and a mother who were killed when a driver accused of huffing chemicals crashed into them and then took off over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. pic.twitter.com/lpyyIncNqq
I cannot imagine the pain those families are experiencing, but my heart is with you. Another senseless tragedy.— the inquisitor (@theinquisitor13) November 5, 2018
Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas continues to keep the Nokomis Service Area volunteers and families in our thoughts and prayers after the tragic loss of 3 Girl Scouts and 1 adult volunteer who were killed... https://t.co/yA7869fDAD— GSGST (@GirlScoutsGSGST) November 6, 2018
Our deepest condolences to our sisters at Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope with this senseless tragedy.— Girl Scouts of NM Trails (@nmgirlscouts) November 4, 2018
Cards may be sent to the Eau Claire Service Center: 4222 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI 54701. pic.twitter.com/yxcpBcQhog
My heart goes out to @girlscouts of Troop 3055. Keep the victims and their families in your prayers as the world mourns these three Girl Scouts and a volunteer whose lives were taken by a pickup truck while picking up trash on the highway. ?— Gen Yoshi (@gen_yoshi03) November 5, 2018
Let me just say to the families of the 3 girl scouts and the mother killed by a hit and run driver/ I'm so sorry for the loss you have encountered in your lives my thought and prayers go with you during this sad time ./ May god take these little ones on the wings of Angles home.— jackie callahan (@crutchfoot) November 6, 2018
There’s no good reason to drive a vehicle intoxicated. Ever.
In this case, four lives and countless families have been destroyed by a reckless young man huffing aerosol while he drove. This senseless tragedy should serve as a caution to anyone that uses recreational drugs and drives. Just don’t do it.