2 State Police Helicopter Pilots Killed En Route To Fatal Virginia Car Crash

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After violence erupted during Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., a helicopter carrying two state troopers en route to provide the city with backup crashed. Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates died at the scene. In a statement, Virginia State Police said the helicopter was "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation" before falling into a wooded area, in Albemarle County, where Charlottesville is located. That ongoing situation included the death of 32-year-old Heather D. Heyer when a car plowed into a group of anti-racist marchers. James Alex Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Heyer. In a statement of condolence, the city of Charlottesville called...

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