Three people died in connection to the violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. The first death was the result of what eyewitnesses described as a deliberate vehicle attack on a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators. Authorities have arrested James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio on suspicion of ramming his car into pedestrians, killing one, a 32-year-old woman, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 more. At least 15 other people were wounded, and three other men were arrested on assorted charges related to protest violence. The other two deaths were state police officers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke M.M. Bates, killed in a helicopter crash outside the city. The cause of the crash remains undetermined, but foul play is not suspected.
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