Heather Heyer, 32, killed and dozens injured when car driven by James Alex Fields, Jr, 20, crashes into crowd during rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Sun, 08/13/2017 - 7:51am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Virginia City Rocked By White Nationalist Protests; 1 Dead

It happened about two hours after violent clashes broke out between white nationalists, who descended on the town to rally against the city’s plans to remove a statue of the Confederal Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.

Charlottesville mayor confirms 1 death, urges protesters to 'go home'

 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the violence "unacceptable" and declared a state of emergency and the National Guard aided in policing the event.     

Man from Gainesville among 3 arrested at deadly 'Unite the Right' rally

The event took a turn for the worst Saturday afternoon. Police said 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr.[1], of Maumee, Ohio, drove through the crowd of people who gathered to protest the white nationalist rally, killing one person.   

Heather Heyer identified by friends as woman killed during protest of Charlottesville white nationalist rally

Family and friends have identified the 32-year-old woman killed when a man drove into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia as Heather Heyer, a paralegal who was protesting against hate.    

People Involved: 
James Alex Fields, Jr.
Heather Heyer

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