CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (AP/CNN) — The suspect in a deadly crash near a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, CNN reports.
Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail reports Fields is being held on the suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and a failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, according to CNN.
A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.
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