VIDEO: Car crashes into white nationalist rally protesters; AP reports 1 dead, 19 injured
A 32-year-old woman is dead and 19 are injured after a car drove through a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, according to the Associated Press.
State officials tell the Associated Press that the driver of the car was arrested.
Charlottesville Police identified the woman who was killed as Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville. Police say she was taken to UVA Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Virginia State Police said that multiple people were hit by the car and hospitalized. Five of the injured were in serious condition and four were critical condition.
On Sunday, the University of Virginia Heath System says 9 people injured were discharged and the other 10 are in good condition.
Police were called to the scene of the crash in the area of Water and 4th Streets. Two other vehicles were hit by the car which then backed up down the street and fled.
The driver, later identified as James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, is now in police custody.
Fields has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and once count of hit-and-run attended failure to stop with injury, according to officials at the Albermarle County Regional Jail.
The white nationalist "Unite the Right" rally brought hundreds to Charlottesville both to support and oppose the rally for the local Robert E. Lee statue. Police say at least two people were seriously injured during the rally and CNN, the Associated Press and the Washington Post reported multiple fights breaking out.
A state of emergency was declared in Virginia and the National Guard were called to help police clear the scene.