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Helicopter reportedly crashes in woods in Albemarle County

A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon near Charlottesville.

No one on the ground was injured, police said. There are two confirmed fatalities, the Virginia State Police posted on their Facebook page.

The helicopter went down about seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, Va.

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This happened Saturday, Aug. 12, near Old Farm Road just after 5 p.m.

Neighbors who live near Old Farm Road told WVIR the helicopter crashed into the woods. According to Bragg, the helicopter crash is believed to have been a VSP helicopter working the protest.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Emergency dispatch audio tweeted by ABC7 News reporter Kevin Lewis appeared to suggest that police from nearby Albemarle County were at the scene.

State police, Albemarle County police and fire crews are at the scene.

This is a breaking story.



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