WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — At least six children injured when an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee are listed in critical condition.
Waukesha police say that all told, at least five people were killed and more than 40 hurt in the tragedy Sunday.
Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, of Milwaukee was arrested and police believe he acted alone.
The chief said police were drawing up five charges of intentional homicide against Brooks.
Brooks has a substantial criminal record. He was most recently charged with reckless endangerment, battery, domestic abuse and resisting arrest. Brooks was released on bond for those charges on Nov. 5.
Doctors say 18 patients between the ages of 3 and 16 were taken Children’s Wisconsin Hospital. They include three sets of siblings. Six children are in critical condition.
Police have identified the deceased as Viginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, Wilhelm Hospel, 81.
Authorities are asking the public for additional footage of the incident.
The Waukesha County Community Foundation and the United Way have teamed up to create a fund for the victims’ families.
A candlelight vigil took place Monday night in Waukesha to remember the victims and those currently hospitalized.