Hit-and-Run Driver Plows Car Into Crowd on Venice Boardwalk

A 38-year-old man is accused of slamming his Dodge Avenger into a crowd on the iconic Venice boardwalk Aug. 3, 2013, after slipping through vehicle barriers. An Italian woman on her honeymoon was killed and 16 others were injured.

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Onlookers gather as police and fire officials respond after a car drove through a weekend crowd along a packed Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A new bride was killed and 16 others were injured in the crash. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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The deadly hit-and-run happened Aug. 3, 2013 near Dudley Avenue along the Venice boardwalk.
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A surveillance camera shows a driver entering a dark-colored Dodge Avenger moments before allegedly driving it into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk Aug. 3, 2013. Police identified the driver as Nathan Campbell, 38. He was arrested later that day after surrendering to police. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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First responders aid victims of a hit-and-run collision in which a car drove through a weekend crowd along a packed Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. A new bride was killed and 16 others were injured in the crash.
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Pedestrians flee from a driver who plowed into a crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk Aug. 3, 2013.
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Surveillance footage shows a driver running over vendors and pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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A damaged car, allegedly used to plow down a crowd in Venice, was found abandoned 2 miles from the scene of the Aug. 3, 2013, crash. The license plates indicate the car is from Littleton, Colo.
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A damaged car, allegedly used to plow down a crowd in Venice, was found abandoned 2 miles from the scene of the Aug. 3, 2013, crash. The license plates indicate the car is from Littleton, Colo.
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A motorist drove a car through vehicle barriers, like these, to get onto the pedestrian-heavy boardwalk. As a result, lawmakers in Los Angeles are calling for the construction of better barricades in the Venice Beach area. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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Several Venice Beach merchants had their property damaged as a result of a deadly hit-and-run. The incident called into question the safety of the popular tourist destination. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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Aerial footage of the deadly crash.
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Alice Gruppioni, 32, from Italy, was on her honeymoon when a car plowed into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk Aug. 3, 2013. Gruppioni was killed and her husband suffered injuries. <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Venice-Beach-Boardwalk-Tragedy-218355691.html">Click here for NBC4's continuing coverage.</a>
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A memorial made up of flowers and candles mark the spot where a newlywed was killed when a driver plowed his car into a Venice Beach boardwalk crowd on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
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Nathan Louis Campbell made his first court appearance at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, pleading not guilty to murder, along with 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run. His bail was set at $1.48 million.
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Nathan Louis Campbell made his first court appearance at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, pleading not guilty to murder, along with 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run. His bail was set at $1.48 million.
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