An 8-year-old boy died Tuesday from injuries he suffered when an SUV plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade in Wisconsin, family members said Tuesday.
Jackson Sparks “sadly succumbed” to brain injuries, making him the sixth person to die from Sunday’s tragedy, a relative said on Facebook.
Jordan underwent brain surgery Sunday night, and doctors were testing for brain activity Monday, according to a fundraising site run by a family member.
His 12-year-old brother Tucker was recovering from road rash and a fractured skull. Tucker was set to be discharged from the ICU, according to a Tuesday evening post by relative Rebecca Sparks Kerber.
“Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family,” GoFundMe organizer Alyssa Albro wrote.
“They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous loss of their sweet little boy who is now under the care of Jesus.”
Suspect Darrell Brooks, 39, will be charged with a sixth count of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the attack following Spark’s death, prosecutors said.
The horrendous ambush killed four people affiliated with the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of women who entertained paradegoers with synchronized routines.
Virginia “Ginny” Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, and Tamara Durand, 52, were all killed, along with Victim Wilhelm Hospel, 81, the husband of another member.
Bank worker Jane Kulich, 52, was also killed while walking alongside her company’s float.
At least 48 people were injured, when Brooks allegedly plowed his vehicle through the crowd. Eighteen of the patients between the ages 3 to 16 were taken to Children’s Wisconsin Hospital.
Brooks — an aspiring rapper with a lengthy rap sheet — should have already been in jail after allegedly punching and running over the mother of his child at a local gas station, but was released on “inappropriately low” bail, prosecutors said.
It did not appear he knew anyone in the crowd, according to police.
With AP wires