2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia

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A helicopter crashed Saturday in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place. It's confirmed it was a state police helicopter. No one on the ground was injured, law-enforcement officials say.

The helicopter went down about seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, Va.

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

Videos posted to social media show black smoke billowing from a wooded area and another helicopter circling near the golf course at 43 Old Farm Road.

This happened Saturday, Aug. 12, near Old Farm Road just after 5 p.m.

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The names of the two fatalities have not been released at this time.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Emergency crews were responding, according to CBS affiliate WCAV-TV.

This is a breaking story.

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