Two dead after police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, Virginia
VIRGINIA – Virginia State Police say two people are dead after a police helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon.
Shortly before 5 p.m., a helicopter crashed in a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road.
Police say two people have died as a result of the crash.
No one on the ground was injured.
Officials say the crash happened not far from Charlottesville, Virginia, where a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalists and other right-wing groups is taking place.
A vehicle had plowed through part of the crowd at the rally earlier Saturday afternoon. Three people have died and nearly 20 people are injured.
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The driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody.
Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency.