US police: Parade crash not terror-related

Police in the Midwestern US state of Wisconsin say a deadly crash at a holiday parade was not a terrorist attack.

A speeding SUV plowed into the pre-Christmas parade in Waukesha on Sunday, killing five people and injuring dozens.

Police said the 39-year-old driver of the vehicle is in custody. He had reportedly left the site of a domestic disturbance before the crash.

Police on Monday identified the five people killed in the crash, who were in their 50s to 80s, and said 48 others had been hospitalized.

Officials at a hospital where many of injured children were transported said that 18 children aged three to 16 are being treated. Six are in critical condition.

Local schools have cancelled classes through Tuesday and plan to increase the number of counsellors available for students.

US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed his condolences for the victims and their families.

He said that all Americans pray that "that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from their injuries and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of their community."