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Two dead after Helicopter Crash

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UPDATE 8:15 PM

Around 5 this evening a helicopter crashed 7 miles from where the protests were taking place. 

Virginia State Police confirmed the pilot and a passenger died in the crash, but wouldn't say if it was police personnel. While, President Donald Trump tweeted out condolences to the "VA State Police who died today."

The Associated Press is reporting that the helicopter crash is connected to those protests happening in the downtown area. The cause of that crash is still under investigation at this time.

We'll continue to follow both these stories and update you as we learn more.


In Charlottesville, VA a helicopter crashed 7 miles from where the protests were taking place.  

Virginia State Police confirmed there are two fatalities connected to this incident, but nobody on the ground was injured. The cause of that crash is still under investigation at this time.

We'll continue to follow both these stories and update you as we learn more.

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