Man charged with 5 homicide counts in deadly Waukesha crash

Christmas Parade Suv

Police canvass the streets in downtown Waukesha, Wis., after a vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade hitting more than 20 people Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a man with intentional homicide in the deaths of five people who were killed when an SUV was driven into a Christmas parade.

Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the crash Sunday in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb. He made his initial court appearance Tuesday.

The city’s livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd.

Authorities say 62 people were injured, including many children. Several remain in critical condition.

Conviction on first-degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory life sentence.

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