2 Virginia state troopers die in helicopter crash

Lt. H. Jay Cullen and trooper-pilot Berke M. M. Bates were patrolling the Charlottesville protests when their aircraft crashed.
2:35 | 08/13/17

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Charlottesville, North Carolina, is joining with the aftermath of the violent pro tests. A federal civil rights investigation has been launched regarding a crash that killed a woman when a car rammed into a crowd of people. A 20-year-old man from Ohio has been arrested. James Alex fields Jr. Stephanie Ramos is in charlottesville with the latest on the victims. Good morning. Reporter: Matt and Paula, good morning. This is where all of the protests started yesterday. Emancipation park is behind me. Where the confederate statue stands, the reason my many people were marching. This morning, local police are standing guard as the state nourps two troopers who lost their lyes. More than a dozen people injured and three dead. Includinging two Virginia state troopers who died when their helicopter plummeted into a fiery crash. HEPD down. Fire in the woods. Have all units stand by. Reporter: Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Ba ttes. Please, people, call 911. Reporter: This morning, some of the badly injured in the car crash are speaking out. I saw the car and then a half second later, it hit me in my left leg. I fell on the hood. And the car stopped and backed up. And I fell off and landed on some people. Reporter: And her friend, also hit to the ground. I was in a lot of pain. And shock. And -- I just hear someone shout, oh, god, he's going to try to kill us again. Reporter: The injured trying to make sense of the attack. All I could think about after that was someone was driving and throwing them up all over the place. And someone was just content with doing that. Reporter: Governor Terry Mcauliffe condemning the situation. The Nazis that came into charlottesville today. Our message is simple. Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Reporter: Several people are still in critical condition. As for the chopper crash, they're investigatinging why the chopper went down. The pilot, Berke, would have turned 41 today. Both troopers had families. It's so chilling. The whole thing is so disturbing.

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