Shocking Video Shows SUV Plow Into Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas Parade, Several Dead

A holiday parade Sunday night in Wisconsin was marred with a deadly event when the driver of an SUV apparently plowed through the crowd and ran over some members of a marching band, mostly young girls.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said multiple fatalities are confirmed, but he didn't disclose many other details. Thompson said a person is in custody and police have recovered the vehicle involved. Eleven adults and 12 children were taken to local hospitals.

There has been no information as to the names of those killed, nor the motive of the driver.

Around 4:40 p.m. local time, the red SUV slammed into a crowd, knocking over more than 40 people. Most of the 23 injured were children, according to local reports.

Many of the people hit were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

"Thank you for your concern about the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. Members of the group and volunteers were impacted and we are waiting for word on their conditions. Please keep the Grannies, all those injured, and all those who witnessed this horrible event in your thoughts and prayers," the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies wrote in a Facebook statement.

The Waukesha police chief has confirmed that more than 20 people had been injured after busting through gates and slamming both guests and a marching band from behind before the red SUV moved onward down the parade route, as caught in this video.

Waukesha, Wisconson Parade tragedy
Police cordon off a crime scene on November 21, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. According to reports, an SUV drove through pedestrians at a holiday parade, killing at least one and injuring 20 more. Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images

According to local police, a sports-utility vehicle (SUV) busted through a barricade at a Christmas parade in Waukesha on Sunday, barrelling its way over several people. There's no indication if this was in relation to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial the last few weeks in Kenosha.

The SUV reportedly drove through the intersection of West Main Street and North Barstow Street in Waukesha, according to local reports.

While many search for answers in Waukesha, the school district has already declared that school will not take place on Monday.

"At this time, we are working with the police department to more fully comprehend all of the tragic details of this unfortunate event," Waukesha school district superintendent James Sebert said in a statement.
The school district will remain open for those who need counseling during this time of grief as the holiday season begins this week with Thanksgiving week.

"Our thoughts are with everyone impacted, with all who witnessed the event, and with our entire community," Sebert said.

This is a developing story.