By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: Waukesha Police Department, City of Waukesha and GoFundMe (Information):
Picture: GoFundMe (Courtesy):
Waukesha, Wisconsin: A young boy has died on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 from injuries after suspect drove sport utility vehicle through crowds at high speeds during Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 21st, 2021.
The young boy has been identified as 8 year old Jackson Sparks, and is the youngest victim to have died following the deadly tragedy, bring the death count to 6 people.
According to a post from GoFundMe fundraiser, “This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family. They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous loss of their sweet little boy who is now under the care of Jesus.”
Jackson Sparks was walking in the parade with his 12 year old brother Tucker, who was injured in the crash and was being discharged from the hospital.
A GoFundMe account is set up for the Waukesha Parade Attack- Sparks Family, and you can donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/waukesha-parade-attack-sparks-family
The five other victims who were killed have been identified as Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 42, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolence to the families and friends of the victims.