Charlottesville car crash suspect ID'd as 20-year-old Ohio man

James Alex Fields Jr. Identified as Driver Who Crashed into Counter Protestors

The alleged driver of the vehicle that plowed into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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.

James Alex Fields, Junior of OH is charged with second degree murder, malicious wounding and hit and run.

One person died and 19 were injured Saturday when a vehicle rammed a crowd of counterprotesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.

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Police have named the 20-year-old man who drove into a crowd of people in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, killing one and injuring 19 following a white supremacist rally.

His alleged action led to the death of a yet to be identified 32 year old woman and several critical injuries. Fields was apprehended moments after the crash, Charlottesville Police Department Chief Al Thomas said.

"What the world saw today is not the place Charlottesville is", Thomas said of the violence that preceded the scheduled rally.

Charlottesville Police say the suspect is in custody.

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