Charlottesville car crash suspect ID'd as 20-year-old Ohio man


The auto that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protestors marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Authorities have identified the suspect who allegedly plowed through a crowd of pedestrians during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman, as James Alex Fields, Jr., according authorities.

Police say his auto ploughed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally, killing the woman and injuring at least two dozen others.

A 32-year-old woman was killed in the attack, Charlottesville police said.

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The white nationalists were protesting the city of Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Earlier today the Charlottesville Chief of Police announced that they had Mr. Fields in custody and while charges were pending, they were investigating this as a homicide. Her identity has not been released to the public yet because her next of kin have not yet been notified. Outsiders do not tell our story.

Police said only that the crash is under investigation and have not commented on specific aspects of the crash.