The deadly crash occurred in a village near Valle Aurina, near Bolzano in the Alto Adige region, shortly after 1am local time on Sunday.
After spending an evening at a restaurant, the group of young German tourists were near their bus when a auto, moving at high speed, slammed into them at the side of the road.
Helmut Abfalterer of the Lutago volunteer fire service told the Tageszeitung Online portal the aftermath "looked like a battlefield".
The 27-year-old driver of the auto, who failed a breath test for alcohol, has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, a police spokesman told Reuters.
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South Tyrol is a largely German-speaking province with a high degree of autonomy, known in particular for the Dolomites mountain chain.
"The new year begins with a awful tragedy", said the regional president of Alto Adige, Arno Kompatscher. He was arrested on suspicion of highway manslaughter while being treated at the hospital in Brunico, according to the LaPresse news agency. Eleven other people were injured, including two from the region.
"These young people wanted to spend a good time together and were torn out of their lives or seriously injured from one second to the next", Laschet said.
Not all of the group of tourists knew each other and not all of them had documents with them, the police said.
The regional president of Alto Adige, Arno Kompatscher, told reporters that the victims were part of a group visiting the region.