Trump offers condolences to families of woman killed in Charlottesville protest, 2 killed in helicopter crash

President Trump offered his condolences to the family of two people killed in the crash of a Virginia State Police helicopter near Charlottesville, Va. and a woman who died in a crash when a man drove his car into a crowd Saturday afternoon following a white supremacist rally in the town.

“Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You’re all among the best this nation produces,” Trump tweeted.

Virginia State Police have not confirmed that the two people killed in the crash are police officers, but the helicopter was a state police vehicle.

The helicopter had been flying above Charlottesville during the day because of a white supremacist rally being held in Charlottesville. The rally, which was initially supposed to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park, quickly devolved into violence between white supremacists and leftists.

Following that rally, the 32-year-old woman was killed when a man drove his vehicle into a crowd of people and collided with two cars that were stopped in the crowd. That collision injured nine other people and their injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening.

Trump offered his condolences to that woman’s family Saturday evening.

“Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!” Trump tweeted.

Vice President Mike Pence added in his own condolences in a reply to Trump’s tweet.

“Karen & I saddened by the loss of lives in Charlottesville. Thoughts & prayers w/ families of officers & young woman.Also w/ injured victims,” Pence tweeted.

This post originally appeared on Washington Examiner


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