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WAUKESHA, Wisconsin – The driver of an SUV that drove through a barricade and crashed into a Christmas parade in suburban Waukesha on Sunday was fleeing domestic unrest moments before killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others , police said.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said Monday that Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was fleeing domestic unrest with a report of a knife when he crashed into the parade. Brooks was not prosecuted, Thompson said. He will be charged with five counts of intentional homicide, Thompson added.

The age of the deceased victims ranges from 52 to 81 years. Thompson said 48 other people were injured in the crash, which was captured during the city’s live broadcast as the car struck a high school band, a children’s dance group and the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.

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