Suspect accused in deadly crash at Charlottesville rally from Ohio

Police say 20-year-old James Alex FieldsĀ drove his Dodge ChallengerĀ into a crowd of counter-protesters as they walked in the opposite direction on the street. (SourceL CNN  Albemarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail
WATCH: Car plows into crowd protesting white nationalists in Charlottesville
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14 August, 2017

20, of the Toledo area is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

A 20-year-old man from OH was arrested on Sunday after he intentionally rammed his vehicle into a white nationalists rally, that took the life of one woman and injured 19 others in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Investigators say Fields drove his vehicle into the crowd as thousands of White Nationalists took to the streets. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

At least one people were killed and 19 others injured after a vehicle was driven into the group of peaceful protesters on Saturday (local time), local police said.

After rally attendees and protesters dispersed, a auto rammed into a group of people Saturday afternoon.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested.

The auto attack occurred around 1pm, soon after a state of emergency was declared in the city for the clashes between participants in the march and those opposed to it. The deadly crash happened after a white supremacists rally turned violent while entering into Charlottesville.

Riot gear-clad police officers ordered protesters to disperse after clashes quickly escalated in the southern city's Emancipation Park.

"Our message is plain and simple: Go home".

McAuliffe said that he spoke with Trump on Saturday and twice told him that "there has got to be a movement in this country to bring people together".

Protesters chanted "blood and soil" and "one people, one nation, end immigration" as they rallied around a statue of Thomas Jefferson, WWBT reported. The alt-right protest was also declared as an unlawful assembly.

It's the latest confrontation in Charlottesville since the city about 100 miles outside of Washington, D.C., voted earlier this year to remove a statue of Lee.


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