1 dead, 19 injured in downtown Charlottesville

Multiple people have been injured in a car crash in Charlottesville, VA. At least three cars were involved in the accident, according to the City of Charlottesville spokeswoman Miriam Dickler.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A hospital official says one person has died and 19 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville.

University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost." He did not provide details.

Witnesses say a car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting the rally, which was held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville.

A state official said the driver of the car is in police custody.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested.

Moran did not immediately provide a name of the driver.