1 dead, 19 injured in Charlottesville after vehicle plows into protesters; driver in custody

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - 3:15 (AP UPDATE): A state official said the driver of the car that plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville is in custody.

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A hospital official says one person has died and 19 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville.

University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

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The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost." He did not provide details.

Witnesses say a car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting the rally, which was held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.
 

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