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Police identify man who plowed car into crowd of protesters and killed one person

Police identify man who plowed car into crowd of protesters and killed one person

The driver who allegedly plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters during violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday has been identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio.

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said Fields killed a 32-year-old woman when he plowed his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people counter-protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Video captured of the incident shows the driver of a gray Dodge Challenger plow his car into a crowd of hundreds of people before reversing out of the crowd and driving away.

As of Saturday evening, five of the injured were in critical condition, four were in serious condition, six were in fair condition and four others were in good condition, NBC reported.

JUST IN: DOJ opens civil rights investigation into incident where car used to mow down protesters in Charlottesville killing 1, injuring 19. pic.twitter.com/kOoMOZQNj9 — Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 13, 2017

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