Sunday, December 1, 2013

Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

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Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon. The 40 year old actor was in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT who was driven by a racing team partner and friend, Roger Rodas. Rodas hit a tree and light pole says witnesses and the car burst into flames in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station confirms in a statement to Us Weekly:
"That there were two fatalities in a traffic collision at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The Los Angeles Country Fire Department estinguished the flames, and two victims were prononced dead at the scene. The Coroner's Office is currently determining the identities of the victims, and the collision is still under investigation. A source also confirms to Us that Walker was the passenger at the time, and was not the one driving."

The Mirror reports The eight-year-old son of Roger Rodas bravely tried to save his dad as flames engulfed the supercar following the crash which killed The Fast and Furious star Paul Walker.
The boy jumped a fence and ran over to the burning car in a desperate bid to free his trapped father.
Walker with Rodas
Photo from: mirror.co.uk

The Fast & Furious star's public relations team released a tweet via Walker's account to confirm the sad news:



Fans around the world are saddened by the devastating news. Walker was in Santa Clarita for a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, formed in 2010 as a quick response first-aid organization.

Walker leaves behind a 15 year old daughter, Meadow. She moved to California from Hawaii a few years ago to be closer to her father.


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