The Wall Street Journal: Ohio man arrested after deadly car-ramming attack on counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Violent clashes between white nationalists and their opponents turned deadly on Saturday, prompting the FBI to open a civil-rights investigation into a car crash that left one woman dead.

After a morning of confrontations, a car slammed into a group of people demonstrating against the white nationalists on Saturday afternoon, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19. Of the injured who were brought to the University of Virginia Medical Center, five were in critical condition and four were in serious condition, according to a spokeswoman.

The vehicle’s driver was arrested, local police said. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Ohio resident, was charged with one count of second-degree murder and other charges, according to local police. He was being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, a spokesman for the jail said.

See: Trump references ‘hatred, bigotry and violence — on many sides’ in comments on Charlottesville, Va., tragedy

Also: Two dead as police helicopter crashes on Charlottesville, Va., outskirts

“The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the investigation. “When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated.”

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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