Two Troopers Dead in Charlottesville Helicopter Crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Police initially confirmed two fatalities. It was later reported that two Virginia State Police troopers were killed as a result of the crash.

The helicopter crash comes on the heels of a weekend of racially-charged protests and street fighting in Charlottesville.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday a helicopter crashed into a wooded area on Old Farm Road.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Check back for updates as this story develops.

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