One person died from injuries suffered when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer confirmed one person was dead due to the crash.

"I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will--go home," Singer tweeted.

The crash took place just before 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Charlottesville as counter-protesters were milling about the streets of the town.

Earlier in the day, white supremacists were scheduled to hold a rally in Emancipation Park called "Unite The Right." The protest was supposed to show unhappiness with the decision of the town to remove a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, but it became a gathering point for white supremacists around the country.

That led to counter-protests from anti-fascist and other leftist groups. Clashes between the two sides took place throughout the morning, and local and state authorities eventually declared a state of emergency.

Police then declared the rally an "unlawful assembly" and shut it down.

The white supremacist and leftist protesters then fanned out into the town in different areas. The crash took place as leftist protesters were making their way through crowded city streets.

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 19 other people are being treated for their injuries at a local hospital.

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.

(Warning: The videos below show the crash and the ensuing scene.)