Child hurt in Wis. parade crash dies from injuries, death toll up to 6

A woman who did not want to be identified cries at a memorial in Waukesha, Wis., Tuesday, Nov....
A woman who did not want to be identified cries at a memorial in Waukesha, Wis., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. She had a daughter who marched in the parade and witnessed the incident. On Sunday an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade killing five people and injuring several more. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)(Jeffrey Phelps | AP)
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 4:42 PM CST
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WAUKESHA, Wisc. (AP KWCH) - Prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a man with intentional homicide in the deaths of five people who were killed when an SUV was driven into a Christmas parade. Prosecutors say a sixth person, a child, has died and additional charges are pending. Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the crash Sunday in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb. He made his initial court appearance Tuesday. The city’s livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd. Authorities say 62 people were injured, including many children. Several remain in critical condition. Conviction on first-degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory life sentence..

Milwaukee station WDJT, sourcing a GoFundMe page, identifies the sixth death as 8-year-old Jackson Sparks.

The GoFundMe page said Jackson and his 12-year-old brother, Tucker, were injured in the parade. Monday, the page said Jackson “needs a miracle” after undergoing brain surgery Sunday evening. In an update Tuesday, an update from the page’s organizer said Sparks’ parents “would like to thank everyone for your prayers and amazing support during this difficult time.”

The update said Tucker is continuing to recover at the hospital.

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