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More than a dozen people remain hospitalized after a crash at a Wisconsin parade that killed six people and injured dozens more, authorities said Friday.
The victims were part of a motorcycle group, the Sparta Police Department said.
Authorities have identified the injured as Ervin Jacques Jr., 63, of Syracuse, New York; Connie Jacques, 68, of Oberlin, Ohio; Luis Diaz, 53, of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; Diana King, 53, of Tremonton, Utah; Kevin Michael King, 46, of Bainbridge, Ohio; and Juan Gonzalez, 53, of Parma, Ohio.
Ervin Jacques Jr., Connie Jacques, Diana King, Kevin Michael King and Luis Diaz are in stable condition, a Santa Rosa Medical Center spokeswoman said Friday.
At least 16 people remained hospitalized Friday, and some remained in critical condition. They were expected to remain in the hospital for about a week, Santa Rosa Medical Center spokeswoman Kathleen Quirk said.
Riverside Methodist Hospital said one person remained in its hospital in critical condition, and another was in fair condition. Riverside Methodist Hospital spokeswoman Kim Bergeron said the patient in the critical condition had a heart issue.
The names of the six people killed in the crash have not been released.
Seventeen bikers suffered varying degrees of injuries from the crash in Waukesha, in west-central Wisconsin, authorities said Thursday.
Three injured bikers remained hospitalized Thursday at Froedtert Hospital in Waukesha, hospital spokeswoman Carla Djouaid said.
Froedtert Hospital said Friday that the injured patients — including one man in good condition and four in fair condition — were in stable condition.
The parade involved motorcycles from civic clubs and organizations, state and local officials said.
Motorcycle clubs from across Wisconsin were at the parade, the cities of Waukesha and Brookfield said.
“Members of dozens of motorcycle clubs representing more than 20 counties across Wisconsin organized this parade to promote and celebrate their communities as they spend their spring break together this weekend,” the cities said in a statement.
“We appreciate the tremendous efforts of the sheriff’s department for their heroic actions at what could have been an extremely deadly situation,” the cities said.