In the aftermath of planned white nationalist rally that turned violent when demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, the state's governor, Terry McAuliffe, denounced those who came to the city for the event.
Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitor the rally in Charlottesville.
Brennan Gilmore, a 37-year-old who works for a start up, shot the footage and said he heard tires squealing before he saw a gray Dodge Charger build up speed and ram the crowd.
It was not immediately clear how the crash was connected to the rally.
As the situation surrounding neo-Nazi and white supremacist marches in Charlottesville, Virginia is rapidly deteriorating, Trump must have finally the found time to release a statement about the horrific and increasingly violent events taking place there.
She said her son hadn't given her any details about the rally but that she told him "to be careful" and to peaceful. The police are treating it as a criminal homicide, and charges are pending. Fourteen other people were treated for injuries suffered in "individual engagements" as violence flared amid the white nationalist rally and counter-protests, he said.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined. "There's no role for racism or bigotry in the United States of America", he said.
It's the latest in a string of rallies focusing on the statue.
The man driving the vehicle was arrested, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said.
And yet Donald Trump loves white supremacists.
Asked for clarification, a White House official later said: "The President was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides".
GettyRescue workers move victims on stretchers after vehicle plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
However, Trump did not condemn the white nationalists, despite the fact, or maybe because of the fact, that most white nationalists support Trump, and many believe they are acting with Trump's tacit approval.
The college town was plunged into turmoil Friday night when torch-bearing white supremacists proudly waving Confederate flags marched through the University of Virginia.