Loved Ones Say Goodbye to Mother, Daughter Killed in Wisconsin Crash

November 07, 2018 06:21 PM

The mother and daughter hit and killed while picking up trash along a Wisconsin road are being remembered Wednesday.

Two other girls also died in the crash – 9-year-old Jayna Kelley and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson.

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Loved ones are coming to Chippewa Valley Bible Church Wednesday night to say goodbye to 10-year-old Haylee Hickle and her mother Sara Jo Schneider.

Inside the visitation were messages of love from Haylee's fourth-grade class. Many friends wrote how much they will miss her and drew pictures of happy memories and happier times.

Haylee is being remembered alongside her mother Schneider, also killed in the incident.

There's even a special corner in honor of 10-year-old Madalyn Zwiefelhofer, who survived and is in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries.

Community leaders say in the midst of this tragic time, they're encouraged by the support the families are receiving.


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And support isn’t just coming from Chippewa County. People around the world are connecting with this small Wisconsin community.

"We’re starting to heal and move forward the healing process is the next couple of days and it will continue," Charlie Walker said. "We were just blown away by the giving, by the outpouring of love and sympathy."

Walker created a GoFundMe page for the victims' families, which is at nearly $50,000 already. Some of that money will go to Zwifelhofer.

"The families’ grief will heal in time and that healing process has started and I think why we are so giving is that’s part of our healing process as well," Walker said.

Haylee and Schneider will be laid to rest Thursday. Visitations for Jayna and Autumn will also be held Thursday in Chippewa County.

Twenty-one-year-old Colten Treu is charged with 11 counts in the deadly crash. Authorities say he was huffing before he hit the group on the side of the road.

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