Helicopter Crashes Near Charlottesville, Virginia Riots

2 dead as helicopter crashes about 7 miles from Charlottesville, Va.

State Police helicopter has crashed near a golf course in Charlottesville, Virginia

A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near the site of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Saturday, according to local news reports.

The crash occurred on Old Farm Road, which is about seven miles from Charlottesville, where earlier Saturday one person died and several were injured when a auto plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally.

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

Stay with WPXI.com and Channel 11 News at 11 p.m.as we work to find out the connection between this crash and a vehicle plowing into a crowd earlier today. There are two confirmed fatalities.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police and rescue services are on scene. Their names have not yet been released to the public.

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

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