OH man, 20, identified as suspect who drove auto into Charlottesville protesters

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The auto that allegedly plowed through a crowd of protestors marching through a downtown shopping district is seen after the vehicle was stopped by police several blocks away August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Authorities say a 20-year-old OH man accused of driving a auto into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally has been charged with second-degree murder and other counts.

He's been charged with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit and run attended failure to stop with injury.

Fields Jr. allegedly killed one and injured over a dozen others in the incident.

The victim of the deadly crash was a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the street, according to law-enforcement officials.

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The driver of the Challenger was taken into custody and charges were pending, said Al Thomas, the Charlottesville police chief.

Fields, who police say was driving the auto, was taken into custody not far from the crash site.

Police said only that the crash is under investigation and have not commented on specific aspects of the crash.

"The premeditated violence that our community experienced today was completely unacceptable", Thomas said to reporters Saturday night.

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