Quantcast

Police helicopter crashes near Charlotteville protest site - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Police helicopter crashes near Charlotteville protest site

Posted: Updated:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -

Update 6:25--

Two Virginia State Troopers were reportedly killed when their helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia. It is not clear what caused the crash at this time.

Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitor the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
    
Police said Lt. H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian and Trooper-Pilot Burke M.M. Bates of Quinton were killed in the crash.
    
The crash happened just a few hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting against the white nationalist rally. One person was killed and at least two dozen were hurt.

Previous story:

Police say a helicopter has crashed near Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes erupted at the site of a white nationalist rally. However, it was unclear if the crash may have been linked to the rally.

Virginia State Police said Saturday that the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near a home. No one on the ground was injured. Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Weather closures and delays

    Weather closures and delays

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:31 AM EST2018-02-20 13:31:57 GMT
    2017 Weather Closings and Delays - Snow2017 Weather Closings and Delays - Snow

    With approaching winter weather coming to our area, be sure to keep track of all weather-weather closures and delays on KOAA.com.

    With approaching winter weather coming to our area, be sure to keep track of all weather-weather closures and delays on KOAA.com.

  • Dog foods recalled for possible salmonella and 'euthanasia drug'

    Dog foods recalled for possible salmonella and 'euthanasia drug'

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-02-19 23:12:52 GMT

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, a number of dog foods and treats are being recalled. 

    According to the Food and Drug Administration, a number of dog foods and treats are being recalled. 

  • "I was almost a school shooter"

    "I was almost a school shooter"

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 3:04 PM EST2018-02-20 20:04:09 GMT

    Days after the deadly school shooting in Florida, a man named Aaron chose to write to NBC affiliate KUSA, and share his personal story about how he was almost a school shooter. It's not for attention, Aaron did it to help even one person who may be considering the fate he once considered.

    Days after the deadly school shooting in Florida, a man named Aaron chose to write to NBC affiliate KUSA, and share his personal story about how he was almost a school shooter. It's not for attention, Aaron did it to help even one person who may be considering the fate he once considered.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?