Jackson Sparks was the sixth and youngest victim of injuries. The family’s church stated that Jackson Sparks, their sweet little boy, was now under the care and supervision of Jesus.
A Wisconsin family has lost a son after a speeding SUV crashed into a Christmas parade.
Prosecutors shared the death of Jackson Sparks when Darrell Brooks (39), appeared in court to face the charges against him.
Sparks underwent brain surgery on Sunday night in order to treat injuries sustained when Brooks allegedly drove his red SUV into Waukesha’s annual Christmas parade. The tragedy claimed six lives, including the little boy.
Brooks was seen sobbing in court as prosecutors announced the death of the boy.
Aaron Sparks and Sheri Sparks, the boy’s parents, expressed their grief in a statement posted by their church on Facebook Tuesday.
Tucker, the 12-year-old son of the family, was also admitted to intensive care. However, he was expected to fully recover and be released, according to the church.
LifePoint Church released a statement saying that Tucker’s family requested privacy to allow Tucker to heal.
Thirteen children are still in hospital following Sunday’s terrible incident. Six of them are in critical condition.
The victims range from 8 to 81 years old, and include three Milwaukee Dancing Grannies members and their spouses.
Sixty-two other people were also injured, 18 of them children.
Brooks was charged five times with intentional homicide. A sixth charge is expected to follow. Brooks is being held on $5 million bail and could face life imprisonment if convicted. For a preliminary hearing, he was expected to return to court in January.
NBC News obtained documents that showed Brooks had a criminal record stretching back decades. This includes arrests for domestic violence, sexual abuse, and battery.
He was arrested earlier this month for allegedly running over the mother of his child, but was released on a $1,000 bond.