Sixth Victim Dies in Wisconsin Christmas Parade Tragedy

On Tuesday afternoon, a sixth person died as a result of the Wisconsin Christmas parage tragedy. The latest victim of the deadly mass casualty event is a child. The age of the child and his or her name have not been released to the press or the public as of this time.

Other Fatally Injured Victims Identified

Five adults who were killed in the Wisconsin mass casualty event are:

  • Tamara Durand
  • Jane Kulich
  • Virginia Sorenson
  • Wilhelm Hospel
  • LeAnna Owen

Number of Injured Victims of the Wisconsin Christmas Parade Tragedy Determined

Officials have finally been able to pin down more specifically information about the number of people who were injured at the Wisconsin Christmas parage tragedy:

  • As noted a moment ago, at this time six people sustained fatal injuries as a result of the Wisconsin mass casualty event
  • 62 other individuals suffered injuries that have not, as of yet, resulted in additional deaths
  • Of the 62 referenced people, at least nine individuals remain in critical condition at area hospitals
  • Most of the nine patients in critical condition are children
  • Seven other people are reported to be in serious condition at this time

Driver Who Killed and Injured Parade Spectators was not Involved in a Police Pursuit

In the more immediate aftermath of the mass casualty event, there was speculation in traditional media and on social media that the driver of the SUV that caused the deadly Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy was fleeing from police. In fact, the was not involved in a police pursuit. Rather, the driver of the red SUV that killed six people and injured many, many others was intentionally trying to hit people with his vehicle.

Criminal charges have been filed against the driver in question that caused carnage at one of the community’s best-loved traditions. In the criminal complaint, reference is made to the intent of the driver in running over parade spectators:

(It) appeared the driver was deliberately trying to hit pedestrians and made no effort to avoid any of the collisions that occurred.

President of the United States Makes Statement About Tragedy

President Joe Biden, together with the First Lady, made a statement about the Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy:

The people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope, togetherness and thanksgiving. This morning, Jill and I -- and the entire Biden family and I'm sure all of us -- pray that that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from the injuries and wrapping the families of those that die in the support of their community.

Wisconsin U.S. Senators Tweet Statements About Tragedy

Wisconsin’s two United States Senators also made statements about the deadly incident.

Senator Tammy Baldwin tweeted:

The horrific violence at the Waukesha Christmas Parade is just heartbreaking. Please keep the victims in your prayers tonight.

Senator Ron Johnson tweeted:

My thoughts and prayers for everyone injured in Waukesha's Christmas parade. My gratitude for all law enforcement, medical personnel, and community members who are responding.

Help for Victims of the Wisconsin Christmas Parade Tragedy

The Waukesha Police Department announced that Waukesha County, the Waukesha County Community Foundation, together with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee have created the United for Waukesha Community Fund to aid victims of this tragic event. More information on this fund is available through the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Unfortunately, mass casualty events of different types occur with alarming frequency in the United States. If you or a loved one are ever victims of incidents the Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy, you can get answers to any questions you may have by calling (800) 349-0000. During these challenging times, this Doan Law Firm mass casualty injury lawyer phone line is staffed around the clock, seven days a week, including on major holidays – like Thanksgiving. There is no fee whatsoever for a consultation with a Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy lawyer about your concerns and situation. In fact, The Doan Law Firm does not charge a fee in any case unless justice is obtained in a case.

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