Woman Who Died in Venice Beach Crash Was on Her Honeymoon

The woman was killed and her husband was injured in the Saturday crash at the Venice Beach boardwalk

By Jason Kandel and Tena Ezzeddine
|  Monday, Aug 5, 2013  |  Updated 8:13 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
An Italian woman on her honeymoon was killed when a car plowed into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk on Saturday night, officials said. Eleven others were injured, including her husband. Tena Ezzeddine reports from Venice for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

Tena Ezzeddine

An Italian woman on her honeymoon was killed when a car plowed into a crowd on the Venice boardwalk on Saturday night, officials said. Eleven others were injured, including her husband. Tena Ezzeddine reports from Venice for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

RAW VIDEO: Venice Hit-and-Run Aftermath

A witness captured this video shortly after a car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on the Venice Boardwalk.

Hit-and-Run Driver Plows into Crowd by Venice Boardwalk, Killing 1

A hit-and-run driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians near the Venice Boardwalk on Saturday afternoon, killing one person and injuring 11 others. Detectives have detained a possible suspect and a vehicle of interest, authorities said. Jane Yamamoto reports from Venice for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
More Photos and Videos

The woman killed in Saturday's crash on the Venice boardwalk was on a honeymoon with her husband after getting married two weeks ago in Italy, Italian newspapers reported on Sunday.

Alice Gruppioni, 32, was the newlywed daughter of an Italian businessman from Bologna, Italy. She died with her injured husband at her side at a Los Angeles hospital, the newspaper La Republicca reported.

The groom, Christian Casadei, suffered minor injuries in the 6 p.m. Saturday crash. Relatives from Italy arrived in Los Angeles late Sunday to join him.

Gruppioni reportedly ran a family business in her hometown, Rastignano, a village just south of Bologna. La Republicca reported that she and her husband were building a house there.

An aunt told NBC4 that Gruppioni was a businesswoman and a romantic who had dreamed of visiting California with her husband. She said Gruppioni's death was "a tremendous injustice."

Gruppioni was the daughter of Valerio Gruppioni, a businessman and former president of the Bologna soccer team.

Family members were rushing from Italy to Los Angeles, the newspaper reported, and an official from the Italian consulate office in L.A. was at the hospital as well.

City News Service contributed to this report.

More Southern California Stories:

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out