Alice Gruppioni, 32
Posted Aug. 3, 2013
Alice Gruppioni, a 32-year-old white woman, died Saturday, Aug. 3, in a hit-and-run crash in the 400 block of Ocean Front Walk in Venice, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Gruppioni, a newlywed from Italy who was on her honeymoon, was one of 12 injured shortly after 6 p.m. when a blue Dodge Avenger tore across the crowded boardwalk.
Gruppioni was taken to a hospital, where she died at 6:46 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
"She was robbed of her life while living her dream visit to California with her husband," Katia Gruppioni, her aunt, told NBC4 in a text message. "This was a tremendous injustice. Alice was a remarkable young lady making her personal dreams come true."
Gruppioni is the daughter of Valerio Gruppioni, a businessman and former president of the Bologna soccer team, the Associated Press reported.
He is the president of Sira Group, a producer of heating radiators.
About an hour after the incident, Nathan Campbell, 38, abandoned his blue sedan on a nearby street and walked into a police station to turn himself in, police said.
Campbell, a Colorado native who sources said was possibly living in his car, is being held in lieu of $1.48-million bail. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 6 to nearly three dozen felony counts, including the murder of Gruppioni.
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
He is due back in court Sept. 4 for a hearing.
-- Los Angeles Times staff