Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Police say two were killed in a helicopter crash in Albemarle County

Police say two were killed in a helicopter crash in Albemarle County

State police are on scene with Albemarle County police and fire units'. The crash happened in woods near a home on Old Farm Road.

Police have confirmed two fatalities.

In the aftermath of Friday night's rally, protests stretched into Saturday - and things took a violent turn when a vehicle plowed into a crowd, killing one and injuring over a dozen others.

Virginia State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Albemarle County.

The Federal Aviation Agency confirmed a Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville at about 4:50 p.m.

A 10-second video posted to Twitter and filmed on a golf course shows thick black smoke rising from behind the trees.

Two people were reported to be on board that aircraft when it crashed.

The crash happened after one person was killed at the rally, when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of anti-racism protesters.

There is speculation the helicopter was monitoring the situation in the city at the time of the crash.

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