IDed: 20-Year-Old Ohio Man Accused Of Plowing Into Crowd Of Charlottesville Protesters

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James Alex Fields Jr. has been named as the Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting at a rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Fields, 20, is charged with killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others, police said late Saturday.

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Fields was booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death.

On Saturday night, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the opening of a federal civil rights investigation into the case. “The Richmond FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances of the deadly vehicular incident that occurred earlier Saturday morning,” Sessions said in a statement. “The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and as this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time.”

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