A helicopter crashed down in Albermale County. The ‘copter hit the ground not far from Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist protests and counter-protests took place. The Virginia State Police posted about the incident on their Facebook page, confirming two fatalities in the crash. Both people on-board the helicopter died in the crash.
The Bell 407 helicopter crashed a mere seven miles southwest Charlottesville. While violence broke out during protests, a similarly violent scene played out in Albermale County.
Emergency crews have been responding to the scene of the crash.
Here’s video showing smoke rising above trees and a mountainside, close to where the helicopter crashed down…
The story is developing and will be updated when needed.
This helicopter crash in Albermale County comes off the heels of a bloody incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. Earlier today, a car rammed through a crowd of protesters opposing the white nationalism/supremacy rally. A car drove right into the crowd, killing one person and injuring 19 others.