Cardinals’ JJ Watt offers to pay for funerals of Waukesha Christmas parade victims

National

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 21: J.J. Watt #99 of the Arizona Cardinals walks the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on November 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, Az. (WTVO) — Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Watt, a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has offered to pay the funeral costs for victims of the Christmas parade tragedy.

Six people were killed and many more wounded after a red SUV drove through a crowd of people at the annual Christmas parade on Sunday.

Darrell Brooks, Jr. was arrested and charged with the crime.

According to a report by FOX News, Watt said he would cover the funeral costs for the families of the victims.

The victims were identified as 81-year-old Wilhelm Hospel, 79-year-old Virginia Sorenson, 71-year-old LeAnna Owen, 52-year-old Tamara Durand, 52-year-old Jane Kulich, and 8-year-old Jackson Sparks.

Watt was born in Waukesha and played football at Pewaukee High School.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

GDS Holiday Gift Guide: Paymaster Pawn

Trending Stories