Suspect ID’d in Charlottesville deadly car crash as 20-year-old Ohio man

A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 19 others to hospitals and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.

CNN reports the suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

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