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
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)
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(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. (Read more Venice Beach stories.)

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