White nationalist clashes in Virginia linked to deaths of 2 people aboard crashed helicopter

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) -- UPDATE: Charlottesville Police ID suspect authorities say plowed into a group of protesters as James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.

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Officials: White nationalist clashes in Virginia linked to deaths of 2 people aboard crashed helicopter.
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Police say a helicopter has crashed near Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes erupted at the site of a white nationalist rally. However, it was unclear if the crash may have been linked to the rally.

Virginia State Police said Saturday that the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near a home. No one on the ground was injured. Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash.