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Trump extends condolences after 2 killed in helicopter crash near Charlottesville

President Trump extended condolences to the loved ones of two people killed in a helicopter crash Saturday near Charlottesville, Va., where violent clashes erupted earlier in the day at the site of a white nationalist rally.

Police said the crash was connected to the rally, though it was not immediately clear how.

Virginia State Police said the helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon in a wooded area near a home. The pilot and a passenger were killed, said Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman. No one on the ground was injured.

The crash happened just a few hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the white nationalist rally. One person was killed and at least two dozen were hurt.

Trump appeared to indicate in his tweet that the helicopter crash victims were Virginia state troopers, but authorities hadn't yet confirmed that detail publicly. Police said they were investigating the cause of the crash. 

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