CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say

Police say 20-year-old James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters as they walked in the opposite direction on the street. (SourceL CNN  Albemarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail

CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say

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.

After violence caused authorities to stop a white nationalist rally before it began Saturday, a driver plowed his vehicle into a crowd of protesters.

Charlottesville Police say the suspect is in custody.

Fields, 20, from OH, is facing charges of second-degree murder, malicious woundings and failure to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.

The 32-year-old female was crossing the road when she was struck by the suspect driver.

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The Washington Post reported that the silver 2010 Dodge Challenger involved in the crash was registered to Fields.

Police say 19 other people reported suffering injuries from the crash.

"The premeditated violence that our community experienced today was completely unacceptable", Thomas said to reporters Saturday night.

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching through a pedestrian mall downtown when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound".

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