Venice Beach Crash Witness: 'He Was Looking for Blood'

Nathan Campbell allegedly plowed his car into crowds of people on the boardwalk.
3:00 | 08/05/13

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Transcript for Venice Beach Crash Witness: 'He Was Looking for Blood'
To you to that terrifying scene at one of the nation's most famous tourist destinations. One man is in custody this morning after he plowed his car into the boardwalk at venice beach killing a young woman. Abc's brandi hitt joins us there from venice beach with the latest. Good morning, brandi. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Witnesses say the driver intentionally pulled out onto this stretch of the boardwalk with speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and this morning, a memorial continues to grow for the young bride whose life was cut short. Captured by surveillance cameras this morning police are searching for the motive of 38-year-old nathan campbell who they say hit the accelerator of this dodge avenger. Video captured by a venice beach restaurant showed the suspect parking his car and walking off only to return then taking off down the boardwalk plowing into a crowd of people. Everybody get out of the way! He was looking for blood. That guy intentionally wanted to kill people. I mean it was just like traumatizing to see. Reporter: This man snatched a child out of danger just seconds before the car plowed into nearly a dozen bystanders. There was a girl latched on to the hood of the car just trying to stay alive. Reporter: Campbell ditched the car a few miles away then turned himself in according to police who were holding him on $1 million bail. They're not releasing his mug shot waiting to see whether alcohol or drugs were involved. He will be tested and the charge was murder. Reporter: A newlywed from italy was killed. 32-year-old alice gruppioni was married two weeks ago according to an italian newspaper. They toured the southwest. Her husband christian posted these facebook photos describing their last moments in venice beach, he told the newspaper "we were happy holding hands then everything changed." When I got there she was speaking a little I mean but then after that like the next thing you know she just stopped talking. Reporter: There are flowers in the boardwalk in her memory. This morning police are calling the suspect a transient and local city leaders say they want to install more barriers along the boardwalk to prevent another tragedy from happening again.

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