What We Know About the Victims of the Waukesha Parade Crash

At least five people are dead after a driver plowed through a Christmas parade in a Milwaukee suburb on Sunday.,

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Grandmother group among the victims at Waukesha’s Christmas parade.

Downtown Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday, where a parade route became a crime scene.
Downtown Waukesha, Wis., on Sunday, where a parade route became a crime scene.Credit…Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via Associated Press
  • Nov. 22, 2021Updated 11:28 a.m. ET

Authorities have confirmed that at least five people are dead, and another 40 are injured.

Among the victims are members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. On Facebook on Monday, the group suggested that members had died.

“Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies,” the statement said. “Their eyes gleamed…. joy of being a Grannie. They were the glue … held us together.

A representative of the group did not immediately return phone calls seeking more information, but the statement said the group would post more details as they became available.

“The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devastated by this terrible tragedy,” the statement said, adding, “Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness.”

Officials with the Xtreme Dance team, another group that marched, asked for thoughts, prayers and “privacy to process the tragic events.”

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said a priest, as well as parishioners and students at a local Catholic school, were among the injured.

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