Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. Mayor Mike Signer posted on Twitter that at least one person had been killed.
A hospital official also confirmed to the Associated Press that 19 other people were injured.
I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will--go home.— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017
An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately afterward the incident, which occurred approximately two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them.