Multiple people were reported injured after a vehicle drove through a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday after police put a stop to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
According to reports from the scene, counter-protesters were celebrating driving the white supremacists from Emancipation Park, which was supposed to be the site of the main rally. A silver vehicle drove through a crowd, and multiple people were severely injured.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer announced on Twitter later Saturday that one person died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Video shows counter-protesters walking down a crowded street around some cars that are attempting to drive through but are stopped by the crowd. A silver vehicle comes up at a much higher rate of speed and plows into the back of a vehicle, shoving it and another vehicle forward into the crowd.
The driver then backs his car up at a high rate of speed and flees the area.
Video from the scene showed blood on the hood and windshield of a vehicle, and people screaming from their injuries. Reports indicated at least four people were injured in the incident.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the severity of injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening. The silver vehicle that rammed into crowd has been located, Geller said.
Reports from Charlottesville indicated the driver has been arrested.
Police are not, at this point, characterizing the crash as intentional, Geller said.
More information wasn't known about the incident immediately Saturday afternoon.
Local and state emergencies had been called by authorities to help police in the area deal with the influx of protesters on both sides. Clashes began early Saturday morning before the official rally was to begin.
(Warning, the following videos show the crash and ensuing scene, involving blood and injured people.)
Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. pic.twitter.com/MUOZs71Pf4— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) August 12, 2017