Nationwide all eyes are on Wisconsin and continue to be as tragedy struck today when an SUV ran down and killed five people in a parade and wounded numerous others.
In the aftermath of the highly stressful Rittenhouse trial, tragedy hit today most unexpectedly and horrendously.
WAUKESHA – A treasured rite of the holiday season turned into a scene of bloody, deadly mayhem late Sunday afternoon as a vehicle plowed into the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing five people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said.
Shortly before midnight, the City of Waukesha posted to its Twitter and Facebook accounts revised casualty totals.
“At this time, we can confirm that five people are deceased and over 40 are injured,” the statement said. “However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information.”
Earlier, authorities said 11 adults and 12 children were ferried to local hospitals. Others were taken by friends and family. Children’s Wisconsin hospital said it had 15 patients and no fatalities.
Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly called the incident a “horrible and senseless act.”
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Corey Montiho, a School District of Waukesha board member, was by Mainstream Bar & Grill when he heard that his daughter’s youth dance team was hit.
“There were pom-poms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere,” he said. “I had to go from one crumpled body to the other to find my daughter. My wife and two daughters were almost hit. Please pray for everybody. Please pray. My family is safe, but many are not. I held one little girl’s head in my hand, she was seizing, and she was bleeding out of her ears. I held her mother as she collapsed. Please pray.”
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