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UPDATE: The National Transportation Safety Board says the State Police helicopter that crashed near Charlottesville Saturday issued no distress signal before going down, killing both troopers on board. The investigation is expected to take at least one year.

The Governor says he was close with the two Virginia State Troopers who died over the weekend in a helicopter crash responding to violence in Charlottesville. More from WFIR’s Ian Price: