Waukesha News- Reports- Accident

Waukesha News- Reports- Accident

A holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., turned to horror after a driver in a red SUV tore through the crowd Sunday evening. The city shared that five people are confirmed dead and over 40 people are injured following the truck's collision with parade marchers.

Children were among those struck by the car, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said. In all, 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients were transported to six hospitals in the area, said Fire Chief Steven Howar

Children's Wisconsin, a health care system operating two hospitals in the state, said that it took in 15 patients from the incident as of 8 p.m., "with no reported fatalities at our hospital at that time

Waukesha News- Reports- Accident

Authorities gave no further specifics about the injuries and the fatalities, as they work to notify family members of the victim

Collided Persons

According to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, one of its Catholic priests, multiple parishioners and Waukesha Catholic school children were among those injured.

"Please join us in prayer for all those involved, their families, and those who are traumatized from witnessing the horrible scene," Archdiocese spokesperson Sandra Peterson said in a statement Sunday night.Details emerge on who was h

The 58th annual holiday parade in downtown Waukesha was underway when the vehicle drove through barricades and sped through the parade route at around 4:39 p.m

According to videos of the collision shared in the hours after the tragedy and brief statements issued by participating groups in the parade, an idea of who some of the victims were in the incident formed overnigh

Police didn't confirm the identities of those who died or who was injure

Police share few details on the person of intere

Police Chief Thompson said the suspected vehicle has been recovered and there was a "person of interest" in custody, but did not specify if that was the driver. He said it was not known if there was any "nexus to terrorism.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation, said the agency's Milwaukee division.

There are no other threats and the scene is safe, the police chief said.

A police officer then tried to stop the driver by firing his gun at the vehicle, said Thompson, but no bystanders were injured. "We do not believe there was any shots fired from the vehicle," said the police chief

Videos across social media show a red SUV blowing through low-level barricades and speeding away. A law enforcement officer can be seen in the video and appears to open fire at the vehicle

Waukesha News- Reports- Accident

Waukesha resident Lindsey Ashley, 36, said she was enjoying the parade with her two children, ages 7 and 9, when the SUV blew by the

"The SUV blazed by where we were sitting and we heard a crash and people screaming," she told NPR. "I grabbed the kids and took off. People were helping 'escort' others to safety.


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