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Details on Man Charged with Plowing Car into Crowd in Charlottesville

Posted: Updated: Aug 13, 2017 04:07 PM
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Gray car involved with the crash, following arrest on Monticello Av Gray car involved with the crash, following arrest on Monticello Av
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

More details about the man charged with plowing his car into a crowd on Water Street near 4th Street are being revealed. 

Jason Fields, 20, was seen at the Unite the Right rally with Vanguard America, a known racist, right-wing group. 

His mother in Maumee, Ohio told the Toledo Blade Newspaper that she is shocked. She also says she stays out of his political views, but knew he was attending an event in Charlottesville.

She says he moved out a few months ago.

Fields is expected to appear in court on August 14. He is charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit-and-run. 

Twenty victims of the car attack were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center. One victim, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was declared dead at the medical center, and 19 others suffered injuries ranging from serious to minor.  Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital treated a total of 15 people in connection to the Unite the Right rally, the car attack on 4th Street, and other events from Saturday, August 12.

Editor's Note:  This story was updated to include information about people treated at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital due to the events of August 12. Click here for more information.