Police alleged that the driver of the SUV barreled into the parade following a "domestic dispute," but no additional information about the dispute was released
An SUV that sped through a barricade into the Waukesha Holiday Parade route on November 21, 2021, has now claimed the life of a sixth person, an 8-year-old child named Jackson Sparks, who succumbed to his injuries, his family announced in a GoFundMe. The young boy died on November 23, 2021.
According to the fundraiser, Jackson underwent brain surgery on the day of the accident, and doctors told his family that they would need a miracle for him to survive. Jackson and his 12-year-old brother, Tucker, were both hospitalized after a man identified as Darrell Brooks allegedly drove his vehicle along the parade route.
Tucker is recovering from his injuries and will soon be discharged home. A representative from Children's Wisconsin first confirmed that one of their young patients had died, and added that Jackson was one of 16 admitted to the facility after being injured at the parade.
This is Darrell Brooks—a registered sex offender with a long criminal record. Just last week Darrell was arrested and released after running over his baby mother. Darrell was on the streets and able to kill 5 more people, plus injure 48 because Democrats sponsor black terrorism. pic.twitter.com/9LhiJ7wtLy— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 22, 2021
"Two families were able to take their children home Monday, where they will continue to recover physically and emotionally from this tragic event. The conditions of the 13 other patients being cared for at Children's are: six in critical condition, three in fair condition, four in good condition," the representative said in a statement, according to PEOPLE.
Previously, it was reported that five people had died from Sunday's tragedy: Tammy Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; Leanne Owens, 71; Virginia Sorenson, 79; and Wilhelm 'Bill' Hospel, 82.
The incident occurred at 4:39 pm local time, said Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson, per PEOPLE. Footage from the parade posted on The City of Waukesha Facebook page shows a red SUV blazing down the roadway after a marching band passes by while playing "Jingle Bells."
This is Jackson Sparks.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 23, 2021
He was 8 years old.
He was one of six who lost his life when Darrell Brooks attacked the Waukesha Christmas Parade.
Say a prayer tonight for Jackson and everyone who was impacted by this disturbing attack. pic.twitter.com/YFH87V2WUO
"We do have a person of interest in custody at the moment," Thompson added, at the time of the incident, but his identity was kept a secret then. Later, the man was revealed to be Darrell Brooks. Police alleged that Brooks barreled into the parade following a "domestic dispute," but no additional information about the dispute was released
Meanwhile, Brooks has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the paradegoers' deaths, and authorities say that he could face additional charges as the investigation continues. He appeared in court on November 23, 2021, though it is not yet clear if he has entered a plea to the charges against him.
#Waukesha Judge sets bail at $5 million for Darrell Brooks: “this offense is shocking…two detectives…not only tried to stop this but rendered an opinion this was an intentional act. You are presumed innocent sir but that’s what the allegations are.”— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) November 23, 2021
Cover Image Source: GoFundMe | Waukesha Parade Attack- Sparks Family