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Alice Gruppioni, 32

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

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