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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



    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. (Published Monday, Aug. 5, 2013)

    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.

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