VIRGINIA >> A hospital official says one person has died and 26 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville.
University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested.
The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is “heartbroken” to announce that a “life has been lost.” He did not provide details.
Witnesses say a car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting the rally, which was held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.
Read more about the rally by clicking here: Virginia’s Charlottesville rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 dead, 26 injured