The two Virginia state troopers who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday have been identified

Rare | 8/13/2017 | Matt Naham
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A state police helicopter flying above a clash between protesters crashed Saturday near a golf course in the Virginia woods, killing two people on board, police said.

Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Burke M.M. Bates were killed in the crash, Virginia State Police said.

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“(The helicopter) was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation,” state police said in a statement when it crashed around 4:50 p.m. near the Birdwood Golf Course. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The crash happened just a couple hours after...
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