Charlottesville police chief: Car crash that killed counter protestor treated as 'criminal homicide'

Washington Examiner | 8/12/2017 | Kyle Feldscher
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Charlottesville, Va. police are treating the death of a 32-year-old woman as a criminal homicide following a three-vehicle crashed caused by a man driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters following a white supremacist rally Saturday.

Charlottesville police Chief Al Thomas told reporters the woman's name would not be released until her family had been notified of her death. The woman was killed by her injuries sustained in a crash just before 1:45 p.m. Saturday in downtown Charlottesville.

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The woman was among a group of leftist protesters who were milling about city streets in the city following the dispersal of a white supremacist rally scheduled to take place earlier in the day. Many of the counter-protesters were cheering the end of the white supremacist rally when a man drove his car at a high rate of speed into a crowd of people.

The vehicle collided with a vehicle that was stopped among the crowd and sent that vehicle forward into another vehicle. The collision sent people flying through the air and the severity of injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening, Thomas said.


The incident is being treated as intentional, he said.

"We are currently treating this as a criminal homicide investigation," Thomas told reporters.

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Thomas said none of the injuries...
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