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Charlottesville, Va.: Drone video shows chain reaction after a car plowed into pedestrians

Charlottesville, Va.: Drone video shows chain reaction after a car plowed into pedestrians (Skyclad Aerial/CNN Newsource)

A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this quiet college town a graphic symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions.

This drone video provided by CNN Newsource illuminates the chain reaction as the car -- registered to suspect James Alexander Fields, Jr. -- plowed into the crowd, killing a 32-year-old woman and pushing the red minivan pictured in the footage into a crowd of pedestrians.

[WARNING: THE FOOTAGE OF THIS GRAPHIC INCIDENT MAY DISTURB SOME.]

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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