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Man accused of ramming car into crowd of protesters at Virginia rally has Kentucky ties

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James Fields Jr. (Image Courtesy: CNN) James Fields Jr. (Image Courtesy: CNN)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man authorities say rammed a car into a crowd of protesters at a Virginia rally has Kentucky ties.

A woman, who identified herself as Samantha Bloom, says she and her son, 20-year-old James Fields Jr., recently relocated from Florence, Kentucky to the Toledo, Ohio area.

Bloom says Fields told her he had planned on attending the rally.

According to authorities, a 32-year-old woman died after Fields rammed his car into a crowd of protesters.

Charlottesville Police say Fields is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count related to leaving the scene.

Virginia State Police announced Saturday night that three other people were also arrested. Troy Dunigan, 21, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is charged with disorderly conduct, 21-year-old Jacob Smith, of Louisa, Virginia, is charged with assault and battery and 44-year-old James O'Brien of Gainesville, Florida is charged with carrying a concealed handgun.

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