At least 5 killed after SUVs plow into Wisconsin vacation parade | MCU Times

At least 5 killed after SUVs plow into Wisconsin vacation parade

Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle crashed into a Christmas parade Sunday afternoon in Waukesha, Wisconsin, city officials said.

Witnesses described the horror by seeing people beaten and lying on the ground after a red SUV drove through a series of barricades and barreled onto the crowded parade route on Main Street around 4.39pm local time.

A video obtained by CNN shows the moment the vehicle hit pedestrians. A red SUV was seen hitting a person in a marching band, after which the vehicle continued forward, hitting and driving over others in the band and the crowd before driving away.

Angela O’Boyle, who lives in an apartment on the fifth floor overlooking the parade route, told CNN she was on the balcony watching when “the next thing I heard was the scream, and I turned my head and saw the car coming and plow into the band that was just past my balcony at the time. “

“It hit at least two people right away and overturned them. And then continued down the road to People’s Park, which is at the end of the block – and then it continued, it did not stop,” she continued.

Boyle said she heard screams and people shouting their children’s names, adding “it was not something I wanted to see.”

Kaylee Staral, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern who witnessed the incident, told CNN’s Pamela Brown “probably about 20 to 30 minutes into the parade, a red SUV came running down the middle of the street – there were a lot of screams – and we almost thought maybe it was Santa Claus, but it was a red SUV and it hit a lot of people. “

Staral went on to say “there were more people on earth.”

In his description of the injured, Staral said “right in front of me in the small place where I was sitting, probably four people were down, so there were a lot of people running to go and check them out. I think they four people in front of me were still breathing, but they were down, they were not moving. “

Police Chief Daniel Thompson said officers are working with the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the victims.

Thompson says there is “a person of interest in custody” but will not say if it was the driver of the SUV or if any arrests have been made.

“This is still a very fluid investigation,” the chief told reporters Sunday night.

.

Follow us on Google News

Disclaimers for mcutimes.com

All the information on this website - https://mcutimes.com - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. mcutimes.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (mcutimes.com), is strictly at your own risk. mcutimes.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

Leave a Comment