Charlottesville dedicates street to car attack victim

FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, holds a photo of Bro's mother and her daughter, in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was struck and killed by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The city of Charlottesville is preparing to dedicate a downtown street in her honor. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle, File)
FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, a photo of Heather Heyer rests among a makeshift memorial in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was struck and killed by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The city of Charlottesville is preparing to dedicate a downtown street in her honor. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Susan Bro stands near the spot where her daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car drove into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12 before a ceremony dedicating part of 4th Street to her memory on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
Susan Bro speaks during a ceremony dedicating the corner of 4th and Water Streets to her daughter, Heather Heyer, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed when a car plowed into people protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The Virginia city dedicated part of the street where she was marching in her honor. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
FILE- This Aug. 18, 2017 file photo shows a woman walking through the memorial at the site where Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was struck and killed by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The city of Charlottesville is preparing to dedicate a downtown street in her honor. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
A newly placed street sign is seen shortly before a ceremony dedicating the street to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed on Aug. 12 when a car drove through a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally on the corner of 4th and Water Streets, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. The ceremony included speeches from Mayor Mike Signer and Heyer's mother Susan Bro. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The mother of a young woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville says she is proud of the legacy her daughter left behind.

Susan Bro addressed residents and city officials who gathered Wednesday near the site where Heather Heyer died to dedicate part of a downtown street in her honor.

Heyer's father, Mark Heyer, said he was honored by the city's decision to memorialize his daughter.

The 32-year-old Heyer was marching with other counterprotesters Aug. 12 when the car hit the crowd. Dozens more were injured.

The man accused in the attack faces first-degree murder and other charges.

Two state troopers also died the day of the rally in a helicopter crash.

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