Charlottesville terror attack: Murder charge after man rams vehicle into crowd

3 dead, 35 injured after 'Unite the Right' rally sparks violence in Charlottesville

A 32-year-old woman was killed as she was crossing the street and a vehicle was driven into a crowd of counter-demonstrators.

The victim's identity has not been released as authorities attempt to locate her next of kin.

The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

Dramatic video taken after the demonstration was shut down shows crowds walking along a downtown Charlottesville street as several cars move slowly along the same avenue.

The Associated Press confirmed that the driver has been arrested.

The group carried torches at a rally Friday night.

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Investigators say Fields drove his vehicle into the crowd as thousands of White Nationalists took to the streets.

While there are still many unanswered questions about James Alex Fields Jr., including whether he had an active presence on Facebook or other social media, there have been some clues from the social media accounts of family members.

Charlottesville was under a state of emergency at the time of the incident after a day of unrest after white nationalists protested the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee.

Tech reporter for The Hill Taylor Lorenz reports that police believe the suspect didn't intentionally mow down protesters out of malice intent. At least 26 other people were treated at local hospitals.

In a video filmed by Augustus Invictus, he is seen marching with attendees commenting on their high energy and high testosterone while they were chanting "Fuck off commies this is our town now", "You will not replace us", "One people, one nation, end immigration", and "Blood and Soil". White nationalists, also known as the alt-right, are a deplorable collection of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, white supremacists and other undesirables that love Donald Trump and promote white supremacy.

In addition, photographs of the vehicle taken as it barreled toward the crowd of protesters show it bearing an OH license plate number, GVF 1111.

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