Unfortunately, another victim has died as a result of the horrific Christmas parade on November 21st in Wisconsin. Darrell Brooks Jr. has been identified as the man who drove his SUV over a barricade, killing five people and injuring 48 more, as we previously reported. According to CBS 58, the death toll has grown, and an 8-year-old kid has died as a result of the tragedy’s injuries.
According to reports, Jackson Sparks, eight, and his 12-year-old brother, Tucker, were both critically injured and taken to Children’s Wisconsin’s intensive care unit (ICU). Jackson underwent brain surgery at the hospital but died as a result of his injuries. Through the GoFundMe page she started, Alyssa Albro, the niece of the children’s parents, Aaron and Sher Sparks, provided an update.
The account has already surpassed the goal of $20,000. Currently, they have received over $240,000 in donations. The family shared a message thanking everyone for their support via LifePoint Church on Facebook. The message stated, “Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and the 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.”
According to a news release from the Youngsters’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Jackson was one of 16 children admitted to the facility. “With profound grief and sorrow, Children’s Wisconsin shares that earlier Tuesday, a child being cared for at Children’s Wisconsin passed away following injuries sustained at the Waukesha parade,” the release stated, according to CNN. The child’s parents have requested that their privacy be respected as family and friends learn of the child’s death and the child’s name is likely to become public. At this moment, they do not want to be approached by the media.” “Our sympathies are with the families who have been affected by this tragedy.”