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Waukesha Christmas parade witness describes "surreal" moment SUV crashed into a marching band

Waukesha Christmas parade witness describes "surreal" moment SUV crashed into a marching band

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Angela O’Boyle was watching the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, from her balcony when a red SUV sped through the crowd and ran into a marching band. O’Boyle described the event, which ultimately resulted in the death of five people and more than 40 injured, as “surreal.”

“I saw the red truck crash into the band members,” O’Boyle said Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

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“He went down the block all the way to the end. Didn’t stop at all. I just kept running, overtaking people every step of the way.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waukesha had cancelled the Waukesha Christmas Parade in 2020. O’Boyle said this was the first year she was able to watch the parade from her balcony.

When she was trying to record a parade video for her kids, she accidentally captured the moment that the car drove into the crowd.

“I couldn’t believe it was happening,” she said.

Waukesha Police confirmed that the suspect is currently in custody. They identified him as Darrell Brooks Jr. from Milwaukee, with a history of criminal activity dating back to 1999 and including numerous violent felonies.

Fox News received information from multiple law enforcement officers that indicated the victim, a 39-year-old long-time felon had been interrogated about the incident.

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Jordan Woynilko was also present at the scene and said that the SUV hit nearly 20 people. 

He said, “There was moms and fathers screaming for their children, people running about.” 

O’Boyle said bystanders and those watching the parade immediately took action after the car ran through the crowds. 

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She said, “It took them a moment to move into those who were hurt.”

“Everyone was sprinting towards them and picking up their children, trying to get them into the right buildings. “People jumped into action quickly.”

Michael Ruiz from Fox News contributed to the report.

Source: FoxNews.com

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