Two individuals were killed after a Virginia State Police helicopter smashed Saturday evening close Charlottesville, as indicated by WJLA.
The crash occurred around 5 p.m. in a lush zone on Old Farm Road, The Daily Progress reports.
Neighbors say the helicopter floated low before arriving in the forested areas.
New York Times metro correspondent Brian M. Rosenthal affirmed the crash on Twitter.
NYT can confirm: A Virginia State Police helicopter has crashed 7 miles SW of #Charlottesville, per the FAA. No idea if related. Crazy day
— Brian M. Rosenthal (@brianmrosenthal) August 12, 2017
One individual was killed Saturday and 19 were harmed when a speeding auto pummeled into another auto that was exploring through a throng of counter-dissenters in Charlottesville, where a “Join the Right” rally of white patriot and other conservative gatherings was to happen.
Virginia’s representative had before proclaimed a crisis, and police attempted to scatter several dissidents in the school town after conflicts broke out in front of the rally’s booked twelve begin.
Saturday’s rally was the most recent occasion drawing white patriots and conservative activists from the nation over to this Democratic-voting town — an improvement accelerated by the city’s choice to expel images of its Confederate past.
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) August 12, 2017
— Simon Rader (@Simon_Rader) August 12, 2017
BREAKING: neighbors near Old Farm Road in Albemarle Co. confirm a helicopter crashed into woods. Updates to come. pic.twitter.com/QtgBjYrjVQ
— NBC29 (@NBC29) August 12, 2017
— The Daily Progress (@DailyProgress) August 12, 2017