A high-speed SUV crashed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin in the United States, plowing into dozens of people on Sunday (21), killing and injuring.
Police have not yet announced the official number of victims. It reported “some dead” and more than 20 injured, and international agencies reported 23 injured, based on reports from the local fire department: 11 adults and 12 children.
Authorities are still gathering information about the incident, which occurred just after 4:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. GMT), during an annual parade in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee.
“A red truck entered our Christmas convoy,” said Police Chief Dan Thompson. He stressed that “more than 20 people were injured, and the investigation is still ongoing,” adding that the driver had been identified and detained.
Thompson did not specify the number of deaths, adding that no more information will be released until families are notified.
The officer indicated that there were no other threats.
A wrinkled SUV involved in a motorcade crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin – Photo: Eric Dundt/AFP
Police did not confirm whether the accident was intentional. However, the Journal Sentinel reports that the images show the SUV speeding towards the show.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said he and his wife “are praying for Waukesha” and “all affected children, families and community members.”
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