Victims in the Waukesha, Wisconsin parade incident include Milwaukee Dancing Grannies members

“The deceased were extremely passionate grandmas,” said the group’s statement.

Five people were killed and 48 injured when a red SUV sped into Waukesha’s Christmas parade on Sunday afternoon.

The five deceased victims in Sunday’s incident are between 52 and 81 years old and include 4 women and a man, according to Police Chief Dan Thompson.

The city of Waukesha on Monday confirmed the victims’ names as Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52 and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are listed on the parade lineup on the City of Waukesha website.

Her testimony did not mention how many members of the group were affected or injured in the incident.

The group goes on to say they are “devastated (sic) by this terrible tradegy (sic) with loss of life and injuries at the Waukesha Christmas Parade.”

“Our group did what they loved, performing in front of the crowds in a parade that put smiles on faces of all ages and filled them with joy and happiness.”

“Our hearts are heavy at this most difficult time, as more information and updates become available, it will be released. Please keep them with their families, friends, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and all who live have their thoughts and prayers forever changed “said the statement added.

According to the authorities, a person of interest is in pre-trial detention and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

CNN reached out to the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and the police this morning but heard nothing.

CNN’s Kay Jones contributed to this report.

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