2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, police say

A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed Saturday in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place.

The troopers killed were identified by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe as Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates.

The Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, the FAA confirmed to CBS News. There are two confirmed fatalities, the Virginia State Police posted on their Facebook page. Both the people killed were on board.

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