Two dead after police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, Virginia
The two people who perished were the only people on the aircraft when it went down in a wooded area near the Birdwood Golf Course.
Photos from the scene show the wreckage of the helicopter engulfed in flames, half stuck in a tree.
No one on the ground was injured by the crash.
State police refused to say if the helicopter had been monitoring the clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.
Police have clashed with protesters in Charlottesville .
Residents near the crash site said the helicopter was hovering low over houses before crashing into nearby woods.
The helicopter crash comes after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of white supremacists, killing at least one person and injured dozens more.
President Trump has tweeted his condolences to the woman killed in the car crash.
He said: "Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. "So sad!"
On scene of helicopter crash here outside Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/kx6e8xfLoe
— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) August 12, 2017
One person died earlier after a car run into pedestrians
Early reports said many of the injuries were serious.
Horrific footage shows the moment a black car ram into two other vehicles at high speed, sending protesters into the air.
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