Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally, killing 2 state troopers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police say a helicopter has crashed near Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes erupted at the site of a white nationalist rally.

On Twitter, the President of the United States confirmed that the crash killed Virginia State Police troopers:

Virginia State Police said Saturday that the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near a home. No one on the ground was injured. Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash.