Drone Captures Horrific Moment Car Plows Into Charlottesville Protesters (VIDEO)
A drone was flying overhead as suspect James Alex Fields plowed his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
A drone captured the terrifying moment a car plowed into the crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia pic.twitter.com/9YbX73bhCS
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 13, 2017
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer identified the suspect behind the deadly Charlottesville car crash. The suspect is 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.
Below is a photo of Fields’ mug shot photo.
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Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017
Washington Post reports:
Video recorded at the scene of the car crash shows a 2010 gray Dodge Challenger accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying — and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people. Witnesses said the street was filled with people opposed to the white nationalists who had come to town bearing Confederate flags and anti-Semitic epithets.
A 32-year-old woman was killed, according to police, who said they were investigating the crash as a criminal homicide. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken into custody and charges were pending, said Al Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief.
The Dodge Challenger is registered to 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio, according to vehicle registration records reviewed by The Washington Post. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer told The Post that a man with the same name and age was booked Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Kumer said Fields is currently being held without bail.
Records show Fields last lived in Maumee, Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Toledo.