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A makeshift memorial along the Venice, Calif., beach boardwalk is shown Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 near where a Saturday incident involving a driver who accelerated through a crowd of beachgoers, hitting one person after another as bystanders tried desperately to get out of the way. The hit-and-run killed an Italian woman on her honeymoon and hurt 11 others. (AP Photo/Tami Abdollah)

Family: Venice Beach hit-and-run a tremendous injustice

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a honeymooning tourist killed when a driver plowed a sedan through a crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk says her death was a tremendous injustice.

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Relatives of 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni said in a statement Monday that she was robbed of her life while living her dream of visiting California with her husband.

The statement says Gruppioni was a business-oriented person who never ceased to be a romantic girl dreaming about her bridal gown and meeting Prince Charming, which she did.

Saturday's hit-and-run rampage also injured 11 other people.

Authorities arrested a man after he walked into a police station and said he was involved. Investigators declined to discuss a motive but say 38-year-old Nathan Louis Campbell acted alone.

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