LA Cops Arrest Suspect in Beach Crash

No motive yet, as lone victim identified

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 4, 2013 11:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Los Angeles police have charged a suspect with murder, alleging that he was the driver who plowed his car through a crowded boardwalk on Venice Beach, killing one and injuring at least 11. Nathan Campbell, 38, is currently being held on $1 million bail, reports the LA Times, though police haven't released a motive. Witnesses describe a driver plowing through crowds of people at 60mph, though other accounts cite slower speeds. Thirty-two-year-old Alice Gruppioni of Italy has been identified as the fatality in the incident. Partial video of the crash is available here, and here of its aftermath.

In this image take from security video, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Snapchat)
In this image take from security video, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Snapchat)
In this image take from security video, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Snapchat)
A man looks at a car that hit a public restroom after being driven through a packed crowd at the Venice Beach boardwalk, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Maarten Smitskamp)
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