Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters here — killing one person and leaving 19 injured — long sympathized with Nazi views and had stood with a group of white supremacists hours before Saturday’s bloody crash.
The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old who travelled to Virginia from Ohio, had espoused extremist ideals at least since high school, according to Derek Weimer, a history teacher.
“It was obvious that he had this fascination with Nazism and a big idolatry of Adolf Hitler.”’