A woman who identified herself as the mother of the man accused of driving his car into a crowd of peaceful protesters says he told her he was going to the rally. (Aug. 12)
CINCINNATI — An Ohio man is being held on charges related to the car crash that left one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of of a white supremacist rally, authorities say.
James Fields Jr., 20, is being held at the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. A jail official confirmed Fields was being held there Saturday evening.
Authorities says a 32-year-old woman died and 19 others were injured in the incident.
The vehicle that struck the crowd of counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was purchased from a Greater Cincinnati car dealership and last registered in Ohio, online records show.
The Ohio license plate number seen in photographs taken by TheDaily Progress of Charlottesville tracks to a vehicle identification number of a 2010 Dodge Challenger last registered in Maumee, Ohio. Documents show Fields has a residence in Maumee.
A Carfax report shows the vehicle was purchased by its latest owner in June…