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Charlottesville car crash suspect ID'd as 20-year-old Ohio man

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James Alex Fields Jr. Identified as Driver Who Crashed into Counter Protestors

Police are investigating a fatal auto crash that took place this afternoon at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as a homicide and have charged a suspect with second-degree murder in the killing.

Multiple news outlets are reporting the suspect police say drove over multiple people at a white-nationalist rally is James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio and he is facing multiple charges including second-degree murder.

At least one person died as a result of the incident and multiple people were injured.

James Alex Fields, Junior of OH is charged with second degree murder, malicious wounding and hit and run.

After violence caused authorities to stop a white nationalist rally before it began Saturday, a driver plowed his auto into a crowd of protesters.

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The victim of the deadly crash was a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street, according to law-enforcement officials. Her name was not released.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas confirmed during Govenor McAuliffe's press conference that there were 35 injuries during the White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

Police said only that the crash is under investigation and have not commented on specific aspects of the crash.

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