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Car Strikes Charlottesville Crowd, 1 Dead

Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said the crash claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman.
Source: Steve Helber / AP

Updated on August 12, 2017, at 6:47 p.m. ET

A car plowed through pedestrians on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, amid protests Saturday, killing one and injuring 19 others.

The crowd had gathered to celebrate, an eyewitness told , because the white nationalists who’d gathered in the city had finally left. The mood was jubilant. Then, there were screams. Following the incident, state police to avoid the area “to allow medics access to the crash scene.”

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