2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia


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.


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.

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