Venice Beach driver plows into crowd, kills newlywed

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VENICE BEACH, CA – No couple thinks death would come so soon after saying “till death do us part.” Authorities have released the identity of the Italian tourist who was killed on her honeymoon in Venice Beach, California. The 32-year old victim, Alice Gruppioni, is dead after police say a driver plowed through a crowded boardwalk apparently on purpose. The Italian consulate says the woman’s husband, Cristian Casadei, tried to pull his new bride out of harm’s way to no avail.

Eleven others were injured in the bizarre, quarter-mile long scene.

“Bodies were scattering and bodies were flying in the air, and people were screaming, and it was absolute mayhem,” said Dave Blackburn, witness.

“I saw him, and he was looking for blood. That guy’s intention was to kill people,” added Landon Blackburn, another witness.

The suspected driver, 38-year old Nathan Campbell, surrendered shortly thereafter, allegedly telling authorities “I think you’re looking for me.”

He’s been charged with murder and is being held on one million dollars bail. Police haven’t released a motive, only saying Campbell was bent on evil.

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