Transcript for Suspected driver in deadly Charlottesville crash arrested
Breaking news. Terror in charlottesville. Chaos in the streets. A car plows into a crowd of people. Pools of blood all over the grown. People screaming. I have never seen such a blatant racial attack in any life. Victims thrown in the air. One woman dead. Others critically woundeded. It became a big congress to gone Mel erk E out here. The driver arrested. And fighting erupts. On the streets of this American city, people making Naz rks salutes. Ploez, go home. And never come back. Beats each other with clubs. This is a battleground right now. Police in riot gear out in force. Overnight, mouring one of their own. A police helicopter crashing. And this morning, president trump under fire. We condemn in the strongest possible terms, this egregious show of hate, bigotry. Members of his own party speaking out. The fallout this morning. Good Sunday morning, everyone. Dan is off. Once again, great to have Matt Gutman with me. We cover the chaos and violence in charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in tragedy. This graphic image showing the the horror. You see the bodies flying. A horrifying scene with deadly results. It capped a day of protests. White nationalists clashing with counterprotests. The hate boiled over. The governor declaring a state of emergency. And attorney general Jeff session is opening an investigation. Three people were killed. A 32-year-old woman hit by that car that plowed into the crowd. As well as two state troopers monitoring the situation who got in a helicopter and it crashed. 19 people kihurt in the deadly car attack. James fields Jr. From Ohio was Arre arrested. The headline, a day of death. Deadly day in Virginia. We have team coverage. We begin with Eva pilgrim on the ground in charlottesville. Reporter: Guys, several people are still fighting for their live this is morning. Now, the FBI is investigating the motive behind the deadly crash that killed one person here in charlottesville. Panic and chaos. Car plowing through a crowd of people protesting against a white national aist rally in charlottesville. Go, go, go, go, go! Reporter: This morning, the suspected driver, 20-year-old James Alex fields Jr. Is behind bars. Authorities say fields, a registered Republican, lives in maumee, Ohio, almost 8 1/2 hours away. His mother telling the A.P. She knew he was going to a rally. I thought it had something to do with trump. He's not a white suprem -- Reporter: It happened just before 278 P.M. Counterprotesters marching through downtown sent scram B LG. Car just plowed through hundreds of people downtown charlottesville. Here, you can see the silver 2010 dodge challenger barrelling down the hill toward a sea of targets with little time to react. Slamming into a stop only after it hit a van and another car. Blocked in, that car shifting in reverse. Screeching back down the street to get away. Shoes all over the ground. Pools of blood all over the ground. People screaming. Reporter: One person, a 32-year-old woman, left dead. 19 more rushed to the hospital. The ipg ris are ranging from life threatening to minor at this point. Reporter: The disruptive aftermath leaving bystanders forring for their loved ones. I need my sister! Reporter: Others pitching in. Desperately serging for help. This following nearly 24 hours of unrest. White lives matter, white lives matter! Reporter: People protesting the removal of the statue of general Robert E. Lee. Chaos in the streets. As demonstrators clashed with counterprotesters. The governor declaring a state of emergency. There is fighting happening in the streets. Reporter: Police usinging pepper stray. Then the situation taking that deadly (turn. You're still shake? I am. I'm calming down. I saw the car coming down the hill. Throwing bodies over top of it. You saw the smashed windshield. That is going to stay with me for awhile. Reporter: The fields was charged with second degree murder as well as failing to stop at a deadly accident. He's being held without bond, guys. Thanks, Eva. Chilling to think that the damage to the car was caused by human bodies. After almost 18 hours of continuous violence, last night, surprisingly quiet. Reporter: It was very quiet here. Police were given extra powers last night. The ability to enforce a curfew. A curfew they didn't need to enforce because it remained quiet through the night. Police presence felt and seen this morning. Thank you for your reporting.
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