Part of Charlottesville street to be renamed for Heather Heyer

Vigil held for woman killed by car that rammed into protesters at white nationalist rally (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg/ABC7; reporter package courtesy of CNN Newsource)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) - Charlottesville City Council has voted to rename part of a street where a woman was killed during a white nationalist rally in August.

According to WVIR, the council voted unanimously to rename part of 4th Street "Heather Heyer Way" Monday night.

WVIR reports Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, requested a sign to honor her daughter, instead of a park or statue.

"My goal was never to replace a confederate statue with one of Heather, and any of Heather's family and friends who knew anything about statues said absolutely Heather would have been mortified and think it was hilarious," Susan Bro told WVIR.

Heyer was killed after a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters during the Unite the Right rally.

Police say James A. Fields, Jr. was driving the car.

He's facing a number of charges, included second-degree murder in connection to Heyer's death.

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