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TODAY   |  August 05, 2013

Car plows onto Calif. boardwalk, killing 1

A 35-year-old man is in custody after a car drove onto the crowded Venice Beach boardwalk over the weekend, killing one woman who was on her honeymoon and injuring a dozen. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

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>>> we have new information this morning on a deadly accident at the venice beach boardwalk over the weekend. a man is now in custody accused of intentionally driving into a crowd killing one woman and injurying nearly a dozen others. miguel almaguer has details on the story. good morning.

>> reporter: good morning. it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern california . over the weekend it was packed when the car plowed through a group of people.

>> reporter: the moment of impact caught on tape. look again at the top of your screen. a car plows through an unsuspecting crowd. the driver was seen entering the car and speeding away.

>> i heard the noise and screams.

>> reporter: a dozen people were hurt.

>> there was a blue car coming straight for us.

>> reporter: witnesses say the driver was targeting the crowd accelerating swerving directly into the group.

>> he was speeding and pushing more guests and hit a couple of people.

>> reporter: a 32-year-old italian woman celebrating her honeymoon was killed.

>> i saw a girl go over his roof and another girl ended up over there who passed away .

>> never going to forget the moment but i'm thankful that we are still alive.

>> reporter: hours later the dented sedan was found abandoned. a 35-year-old man turned himself into police.

>> detectives in my division have booked nathan campbell for a murder that took place. bail is $1 million.

>> reporter: this morning campbell remains in custody. the boardwalk is reopened but police have no motive for this deadly collision. no reason why. this story is making headlines not just here in the united states but all over the world. the newly wed that was killed was the daughter of a well-known executive. her family arrived here in los angeles late last night.