Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally
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Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally

  • RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH VIA AP

    Authorities worked near the scene of a deadly helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. >> Virginia state police said one of their agency’s helicopters crashed today outside Charlottesville, killing two troopers.

Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitoring the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

The crash happened just a few hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally. One person was killed and at least two dozen were hurt.

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