Earlier today, an individual plowed a vehicle into a crowd of people at the Charlottesville protest. According to reports, 19 people were injured, and a 32-year-old woman died.
Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Karen & I saddened by the loss of lives in Charlottesville. Thoughts & prayers w/ families of officers & young woman.Also w/ injured victims https://t.co/4SSASEuLnO
— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 12, 2017
Warning: Video contains graphic content.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2017
According to the Washington Post, the driver of the vehicle has been identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr.
20 year old James Alex Fields booked on suspicion of second-degree murder https://t.co/dHN79i7ZuI
— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) August 13, 2017
The car is registered to 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio, according to vehicle registration records reviewed by The Washington Post. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer told The Post that a man with the same name and age was booked Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Kumer said Fields is being held without bail.
Records show Fields last lived in Maumee, Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Toledo.
Reports say James Alex Fields Jr. has been identified as the suspect who drove into a crowd in #Charlottesville.
— Janae Frazier (@JanaeFrazier) August 13, 2017
Confirmed: James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, arrested for murder and wounding dozens in Charlottesville. Per @CNN
— LuvAmerica (@LuvAmerica2016) August 13, 2017
DEVELOPING: CNN reporting Suspect in deadly #Charlottesville car crash after white supremacist rally identified as James Alex Fields, Jr.
— Robbin Simmons (@RobbinSimmons7) August 13, 2017
— best regards, so sad (@iskandrah) August 13, 2017
— BSA @ UVA (@BSAatUVA) August 13, 2017
According to this, he’s a registered Republican and active military member, BUT I’m still waiting on a major media outlet to confirm that. It could be #FakeNews. At this point, it’s up in the air.
We’ll update you as we find out more.