Suspect arrested in deadly hit and run on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

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Venice Beach, CA: Suspect arrested in deadly hit and run on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

A driver is under arrest after a driver in a vehicle hits a crowd of people on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Venice Beach, California on Saturday killing a person and injuring 11 people.

At around 8:20am PT Sunday morning, authorities have release the name of the suspect under arrest as 38 year old Nathan Campbell and is the same person who tuned himself in last night.

 

Nathan Campbell was booked into police custody on suspicion of murder and is being held on $1 million bail.

Authorities late Sunday released the identity of the victim in this deadly hit and run incident as 32 year old Alice Gruppioni who was an Italian tourist who was on her honeymoon.

According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the incident occurred at around 6:00pm PT near the intersection of Dudley Avenue and Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach, California.

Witnesses say a male person in a dark colored Dodge Avenger suddenly hit the gas and began to swerved back and forth trying to hit as many people as possible before turning off the boardwalk at Sunset Avenue and fleeing the scene in the vehicle.

This picture shows the vehicle that was involve in the deadly hit and run incident.

Authorities later located the vehicle involved in the incident in a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California.

Authorities believe the driver apparently ditched the car after the deadly hit and run incident.

Authorities are saying that an hour after the incident, a man authorities described as “a person of interest” walked into a Santa Monica Police Department Station in Santa Monica, California shortly after 7:00pm PT and turned himself in.

According to Los Angeles Police Department Lieutenant Andy Neiman, the person told authorities that he was, “connected” to the deadly hit and run incident.

The incident left 2 people in critical condition, 2 people in serious condition, and 8 people with minor injuries.

According to the Los Angeles City Fire Department, 10 people were taken to local hospitals and of the people who received minor injuries, at least 2 people declined to be transported.

All of the victims were pedestrians on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

The Venice Beach Boardwalk was closed as investigators continued their investigation into this deadly hit and run incident.

The Venice Beach Boardwalk was reopened at around 8:30am PT Sunday morning.

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