WashPost: Ohio Man, 20, Arrested in Car Attack

James Alex Fields Jr. Identified as Driver Who Crashed into Counter Protestors

Suspect in car attack at Virginia rally possibly identified

The alleged driver of the auto that plowed into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Authorities say a 20-year-old OH man accused of driving a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally has been charged with second-degree murder and other counts.

A vehicle plowed into a crowd of demonstrators marching down a street in Charlottesville, Virginia, today after police broke up a white nationalist rally and counterprotests earlier in the day.

According to CNN, 20-year-old OH resident is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, in addition to malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

Charlottesville has become a flashpoint for white nationalists following a City Council vote in February to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park formerly called Lee Park. Her identity has not been released to the public yet because her next of kin have not yet been notified.

"The premeditated violence that our community experienced today was completely unacceptable", Thomas said to reporters Saturday night. Let us heal. This is not our story.

Police said Lieutenant H Jay Cullen of Midlothian and Trooper-Pilot Burke M.M. Bates of Quinton were killed in the crash.

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