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2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia

13 August 2017, 01:38 | Erica Roy

David Duke is seen at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville where he said that white nationalists will'fulfill the promises of Donald Trump

David Duke is seen at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville where he said that white nationalists will'fulfill the promises of Donald Trump

A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near the site of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville Saturday, according to local news reports. There are two confirmed fatalities.

No one on the ground was injured, police said.

The Federal Aviation Agency confirmed a Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville at about 4:50 p.m.

Charlottesville-based newspaper The Daily Progress reported that two people were killed in the crash, the cause of which is under investigation.

Duke and other rally participants turned sharply critical of Trump after the day's events turned violent accusing the president of attacking them unfairly

State police, Albemarle County police and fire crews are at the scene.

Police and rescue services are on scene.

Neighbors who live near Old Farm Road told WVIR the helicopter crashed into the woods. Their names have not yet been released to the public.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliff has declared a state of emergency in the city, following one death and multiple injuries during the marches in support of far-right racism and resulting large counter-protests.

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