Two dead in helicopter crash near Virginia white nationalist rally: officials
Authorities embrace while working near the scene of a deadly helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday Aug. 12, 2017. (Shelby Lum / Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 6:58PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:19PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Officials say the deaths of two people in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia, have been linked to a violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day.
It was not immediately clear how the crash was connected to the rally. Corinne Geller, a Virignia State Police spokeswoman, says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon.
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.