Victim of deadly car attack in Charlottesville indentified
One person was killed when a car was used to mow down a group of people protesting against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. That person has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a paralegal from Virginia.
“She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her,” Felicia Correa, a frriend of Heyer’s, said.
Heyer’s final Facebook post reads “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
“We are all a part of a very tight knit community,” Jess Stafford, a former high school classmate of Heyer’s told USA Today. “Our entire town is mourning her loss and surrounding her family with our love and condolences
“Our hearts are grieving right now,” Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said Sunday morning. “Three people died who didn’t need to die.” The other two deaths were police officers whose helicopter crashed while monitoring the chaos on Saturday.
James Fields Jr., the alleged driver, was arrested on Saturday and charged with second degree murder. Nineteen other people were injure in the attack, which police say was deliberate. Fields can be seen in photographs from Saturday lining up with a white supremacist group during the rally.
President Trump failed to condemn white supremacy multiple times on Saturday, instead opting to lament violence “on many sides.”
[h/t NY Daily News | Photo: Getty]