2 killed in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia


Videos posted to social media show black smoke billowing from a wooded area and another helicopter circling near the golf course at 43 Old Farm Road. Two people have been confirmed dead.

Virginia State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Albemarle County.

The helicopter was seen hovering at a low altitude over the houses before the crash occurred, witnesses told the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Virginia Professional Fire Fighters president, Robert Bragg III, said on Twitter that the helicopter involved in the crash was a state police helicopter.

Images from USA media show police embracing one another near the crash site.

ABC15 reporter Kaley Lawrimore writes that fatalities are feared.

This happened just a short drive outside of Charlottesville where multiple people were injured and one person killed Saturday during various altercations resulting from "pro-white" protests that were taking place there.