Paul Walker Crash: Security Camera Captures Moment of Impact (VIDEO)

The high speed crash that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker and business associate Roger Rodas was caught on security camera from afar.

Obscured by several trees along the street, the Porsche GT can be seen quickly careening off the Santa Clarita road in the video before crashing and bursting into a cloud of smoke and fire.

Walker, 40, was the passenger in the sports car and had just attended a charity event less than a mile away from the crash.

CNN reported on Monday that police were investigating the possibility of a drag race between the Porsche GT and another vehicle, although the security video doesn’t feature another speeding car, only passerby vehicles quickly stopping along the Santa Clarita road to help shortly after the deadly incident.

Autopsies for Walker and Rodas are scheduled for Tuesday, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office, and investigators are still waiting for dental X-rays to help make official identifications.


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  1. wayne says:

    Its very sad of the death of Paul Walker and his friend and business partner. I enjoyed his movies very much and his out reach to others.
    The QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED NOW AFTER SEEING SUCH A LARGE FIRE IN A CAR AT SUCH LOW SPEEDS IS TO PORSCHE THE CAR COMPANY? HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN WITH SPENDING MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS TO KEEP US SAFE IN SUCH A LOW SPEED CAR CRASH’S HOW MANY MORE OF THESE FIRE BOMBS OF VEHICLES ARE NEXT TO US ON THE ROAD??? MANDATORY CRASH TEST WHERE IS THE REPORT ON SUCH A LOW SPEED CRASH? Really WHAT’S Up with that? I been in the new car business for over 40 years and never seen nothing like that happen so quickly as I witnessed on a U tube video? Something’s wrong with crash test or system? Really but let a New Tesla catch on fire and its all over NEWS?? GOOD QUESTION??? WHY???

    • milo says:

      What makes you say the crash was “low speed”? The lowest estimates I have seen are 40-45 but some think it was going double that. They may be able to get a better idea from data recorded in the car’s computer.

  2. milo says:

    Red car? Black car? Am I looking at the same video as everybody else, all I see is a cloud of smoke behind trees then explosion or smoke behind trees. Some cars pass by in various directions but not until quite a bit after the impact.

  3. Robert Dalva says:

    Why does the camera zoom in. Is the first explosion the impact or is it the initial explosion of fuel? Where is the black car spoken about in the other comments. Did the cars move through the frame and the were removed? A lot of questions raised here. A very sad moment.

  4. Chris says:

    It clearly looks like the black car that’s in front of the red car on another picture showing Paul getting into the red car… I hope the police have looked into that

  5. Chris says:

    What was that black car skidding to a stop?? Was that the car it could have been racing? Someone needs to go to jail because of this.. Movie got to his head I take it

  6. Lucia says:

    I think you should consider the family and think of doing the right thing and take the video down.

  7. Lawrence Chow says:

    Why autopsy? Cut him open? take his burnt insides out? Give the man some dignity, we all know how he died.

  8. Darren says:

    I will miss him.He influenced me greatly and my upmost respects to his family and friends.He was special and a good human being.R I P PAUL LOVE YOU DUDE SEE YA WHEN I GET THERE I HOPE!YOU LEFT A MARK IN MY HEART

  9. Shen says:

    As an actor, I really feel in love with paul walker. His presence and performance always left me memorized. I remember when my dad brought me to watch fast and furious, I was so excited and I wasn’t even in my teens yet. I am literally still to this movement in disbelief, I choose not to believe that something so tragic happened to paul and an x pro racer. I don’t feel that anyone should die like that. And my heart goes out to their families, kids and close friends. I know that PW will live on in his movies. We love you and you did a great job entertaining the worlds throughout the years. Rest in peace…. Smh man still can’t believe this

  10. jean Johnson says:

    Its very sad when a young person was a death that was goes to show you that real life aint like the movies.paul walker will be missed.i send my love and condolences.

  11. Poasa Poasa says:

    Very sad to hear of ur sudden loss Sir Paul Williams Walker. May you rest in peace. Love from all your fans in da Pacific Region… (SAMOA)

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