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Waukesha parade tragedy: Driver fleeing crime? Police investigate

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WAUKESHA, Wis. - A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others.Investigators are examining whether the SUV's driver may have been fleeing from a crime when he crashed into the paradegoers, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told The Associated Press.

The investigators were questioning the person in custody about that incident, which the official described as an altercation involving a knife.The official, who cautioned the investigation was still in the early stages and was continuing to develop, could not discuss.

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