Another angle of the gray vehicle plowing into the crowd suggests it was a deliberate hit and run.
Videos and interviews from the scene of Saturday's violent auto crash into Charlottesville protesters painted a chaotic picture of the moments after the incident. The auto then rapidly drives away in reverse as several people lay on the ground injured.
"I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here", Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer said on his Twitter feed. "And there was a crowd of people just running with terror on their face".
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A state official said the driver of a auto that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody.
According to a report from CBS News, at least four people were injured and "at least six people are on the ground".
Earlier in the day before the fatality, President Trump had condemned violence that erupted between white nationalists and counter-demonstrators. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the violence "unacceptable" and declared a state of emergency and the National Guard aided in policing the event. The rally has been strongly condemned both by McAuliffe and the local authorities, as well as the USA president Donald Trump.