An 8-year-old boy has been identified as the latest fatality of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy.
Little Jackson Sparks, 8, was left fighting for his life after sustaining severe brain injuries on Sunday when 39-year-old Darrell Brooks plowed into a crowd of people in the Wisconsin city with his SUV.
As the young boy’s family revealed, Jackson was in the ICU since Sunday alongside his 12-year-old brother Tucker who suffered a fractured skull.
Now, the boys’ family confirmed that Sparks has succumbed to the brain injuries he sustained when he was hit by the vehicle and became the sixth fatality of the parade.
“Aaron Sparks and Sheri Sparks would like to thank everyone for your prayers and amazing support during this difficult time,” Alyssa Albro, who started the fundraiser for the Sparks family, wrote in the tragic GoFundMe update as she announced Jackson’s death.
“They wanted to give an update to everyone as you are likely aware, Tucker (12) and Jackson (8) Sparks were both seriously injured during the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack and have been in the ICU since.”
She added: “Tucker, by the grace of God is miraculously recovering from his injuries and will be being discharged home. 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.”
Meanwhile, prosecutors have confirmed that Brooks, the sole suspect behind the killings, will face six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
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