Helicopter crash linked to white nationalist rally

Published Sat, Aug 12, 2017 (3:41 p.m.)

Updated Sat, Aug 12, 2017 (5:07 p.m.)

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.

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