CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say

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

The alleged driver of the vehicle that plowed into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

He is in custody at Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

The 32-year-old female was crossing the road when she was struck by the suspect driver.

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

Videos on social media from the scene show a silver auto traveling at a high rate of speed and rear-ending a stopped vehicle on Water and Fourth Streets in Downtown Charlottesville, pushing two cars into a large crowd of protesters. The Charger than threw it into reverse, to escape the scene.

Police said only that the crash is under investigation and have not commented on specific aspects of the crash. There were 15 other reported injuries at the rally unrelated to the crash.

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

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching through a pedestrian mall downtown when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound". Check Fauquier.com and our Facebook page for updates.

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