Darrell Brooks Jr appears in court after deadly Wisconsin parade crash as sixth victim dies

Darrell Brooks Jr was charged with five counts of intentional homicide over the crash on Sunday. Credit: AP

A man has appeared in court in the US after a car was driven through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, leaving six people dead and more than 60 injured.

Darrell Brooks Jr has been charged with five counts of intentional homicide.

Lawyers in Wisconsin say a sixth person, a child, has died following the crash and additional charges are pending.

Conviction on first-degree intentional homicide carries a mandatory life sentence.

The city’s livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd on Sunday in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb.

Authorities say more than 60 people were injured, including many children. Several remain in a critical condition.

Brooks had been free on $1,000 bail for a case in Milwaukee County earlier in November in which he is accused of intentionally striking a woman with his car.

Prosecutors said they are investigating their bail recommendation in that case, calling it inappropriately low.

Also on Tuesday, footage emerged which shows Brooks Jr's arrest.

Doorbell footage shows the arrest of Darrell Brooks Jr

The video from a doorbell camera shows the 39-year-old, shivering in just a T-shirt, knocking on a homeowner's door and asking for help calling for a taxi. Moments later, police surround the house, shouting: “Hands up!”

Brooks Jr, standing on the porch, holds up his hands, exclaiming: “Whoa whoa whoa!”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, middle, takes part in a candle light vigil on Monday night. Credit: AP

On Monday, hundreds gathered at a park in Waukesha for a candlelight vigil in honour of those lost and hurt.

A pair of clergy solemnly read the names of those who died.