8-year-old boy becomes the first child to die from injuries as death toll from Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy rises to six

8-year-old boy becomes the first child to die from injuries as death toll from Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy rises to six



A sixth person has died in the Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy in the US.



The sixth victim is an eight-year-old boy named Jackson Sparks, the first child to die from injuries suffered in Sunday's incident.



Jackson was walking in the parade with his brother, 12-year-old Tucker Sparks when they were struck as a driver plowed his SUV through the parade Sunday afternoon, November 21. The brothers were hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Children’s Wisconsin.



According to his GoFundMe page confirmed to be legitimate by a company spokesperson — Jackson underwent brain surgery on Sunday.



Tucker suffered a fractured skull and road rash, and he will be released from the hospital.



Jackson and Tucker were one of three sets of siblings that were being treated at Children's hospital.



The hospital admitted 16 children, ages 3 to 16, who were injured in the incident. On Tuesday, 13 children remained hospitalized.



The other five people killed were Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.



Prosecutors told the Waukesha County Court 62 people were injured when the SUV ploughed into the crowd, an increase from earlier reports of 48.



The alleged driver, Darrell Brooks Jr, has been charged with five counts of intentional homicide, but prosecutors say more charges are pending.







Mr. Brooks made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday and could be heard crying during the proceedings.



Court documents included a witness account that the vehicle "appeared to be intentionally moving side to side" with no attempt to slow down or stop as it struck multiple people.Latest Post
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