CHICAGO (CBS)– The Waukesha Christmas Parade turned deadly Sunday night after a vehicle plowed into the parade route. Here’s what we know so far.

A vehicle drove through barricades and into the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Graphic video shows a red SUV drive into the parade, striking a number of people as they marched in the parade. The police chief confirmed a “suspect vehicle” was recovered. The SUV recovered from 338 Maple Avenue.

At least five people were killed and more than 40 were injured during the parade. 

Police said at least 12 children were among those injured. The victims have not been identified.

#BREAKING: Police confirm at least 5 died this evening in Waukesha

Over *40 injured* … many of them children @cbschicago #Waukesha #waukeshaChristmasParade pic.twitter.com/ZCz2T8WFD9

— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) November 22, 2021

Performing group, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies posted on Facebook saying their members were also among those killed during the parade. “Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies,” the group said in the post.

“Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies”

Heartbreaking update from the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies… it appears from their update they were among those killed at #waukeshaChristmasParade @cbschicago #WaukeshaWisconsin pic.twitter.com/rKq3gJq9eS

— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) November 22, 2021

A person of interest in custody.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson confirmed Sunday, there is a person of interest in custody.

You can donate to the United for Waukesha Community Fund.

The Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way create this fund to support the impacted families. Donations can be made online. 

Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way have joined together to create the “United for Waukesha Community Fund.” This fund will support the needs of the families impacted by tragic incident at the Christmas Parade. https://t.co/QRhntGV1sY #Waukesha

— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021

This is a developing story. CBS 2 will provide updates as new information is available.

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