Paul Walker Death: Investigators Rule Out Drag Racing in Crash

Paul Walker Death: Investigators Rule Out

Update: Investigators have been unable to find evidence of a second car in Saturday’s accident that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

CNN had reported earlier on Monday that officials were looking into a phone tip suggesting that drag racing may have been involved in the crash that killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker, but according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., the investigation is focusing on the speed of the Porsche GT.

“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station traffic investigators are continuing to document the investigation and have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed,” the spokesman said Monday.

“No eyewitness has contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. to say there was a second vehicle. The posted speed limit in the area of the collision is 45 MPH.”


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Cohen told CNN that the tip said another car may have been at the scene of the accident where the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Walker’s racing team partner, Roger Rodas, slammed into a light pole.

Tire marks on the asphalt nearby indicated a car was doing doughnut spins, the sergeant said, although there is as yet no indication they were related to the crash. The Associated Press has reported that this area “is known to attract street racers,” but the Los Angeles Times reported that witnesses only saw “a single speeding car” at the scene.

Cohen told CNN that investigators are also looking at the possibility that another car veered in front of the Porsche and caused the collision.

Autopsies 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. Joe says:

    Sad tragedy. We miss you Paul. RIP brother.

  2. mcselorm says:

    R.I.P boz,very sad to hear n believe. Luv ur movies, can’t stop crying

  3. Devout says:

    A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT only goes about 120 miles top speed. A Honda Accord would burn that out the box and it goes 140.

  4. Olga says:

    Oh no not paul walker. May yo family be strengthend in ths trying moment. What really went wrong ? Can someone find the truth about the this.MYSRIP

  5. rahul says:

    NO unbelieveable. ..
    ita nt truth…
    God its nt ur rt decision…

  6. may says:

    que son âme repose en paix…et mes condéléance à toute sa famille

  7. kim says:

    Its a horrible tragedy and my heart goes out to his family friends. And to the disrespectful a holes on here with there what ifs……well lets just say what if you’d never been born there would be one less **** in the world.

  8. Mike Barosd says:

    RIP Paul…you’ll be remember in our hearts.

  9. lisa says:

    RIP Walker……
    Twill never be the same without you!

  10. bethuel says:

    i have lost a dear friend

  11. Todd says:

    It just doesn’t sit well with me that TMZ’s photographers were immediately on the scene. I think the investigation needs to focus on how paparazzi harassment could have led to the accident. Ultimately, Rodas is responsible for his choices, but TMZ needs to be held accountable if they were involved.

  12. My deepest sympathy go out to Mr Walker family and Friends god bless him may he rest in peace!

  13. michael says:

    its sad that he died and if some one intended for that crash to happen then they should go die too cause paul walker was cool and i loved his movies.

  14. His original speed was 192km/hr

  15. moagi says:

    In a teaser trailer of Fast&Furious 7 Paul Walker declared ther will b 1 more funeral when tyrese commented “no more funerals.
    In his latest movie “Vehicle 19″ ther is a scene wher Paul Walker is being passed by a van loaded with coffins nd he kept lookin at them as if he knew his death was near.
    In same movie there is a scene wher a car over-turned nd exploded. The scene nearly similar to a video taken by a passin couple moments after the accident happened.
    Still in Vehicle 19 Walker calls his girlfriend to make up for mistakes he ever made as its the only chance he got she might neva see him again.He tells her he loves her forever before he hung up.
    Again on Vehicle 19 a guy tells Walker that” u have this look,doesnt quite fit ur pretty face.” Are u on fire?-the man asked Paul Walker
    Walker replied”i dont have any money”
    The man laughed nd says” u r right out ther uh,just burning up.u see when a man is on fire like u,ussually things look like perfectly clear”
    The guy proceeded to spray paint Paul Walker’s car red,same colour of Porsche Carrera he was killed in.

  16. shubham says:

    my best actor Of Fast and Furious series is Paul Walker and he is no more.

  17. oldman 29# says:

    all ma home boy r let m feel alone n dz world da first was m black jesus pac da second nate dog ,ezy E, dz tym paul walker rest n peace op one day w will cee each oder in paradise

  18. Meep says:

    Smoke some good from high above homie

  19. Meep says:

    All that I want to say is….. POOP…

  20. kay says:

    I will dearly miss paul. He was a wonderful person and a damn good actor. He was a funny guy that done wonderful things for example he helped tag great whites and did research to learn more about them. Just an all around wonderful person. (R.I.P) paul walker ill miss you!! :,(

  21. Yvonne Fitzpatrick says:

    Even at the posted limit of 45 mph, if you swerve, you are going fast enough to run into something like a light pole and split the car in half. My husband was in a Ford F-150 when he got hit by a ” landscaping truck He was turning left and the other driver blew the light. The truck looked like it had driven into a cattle car on a train. Who know what happened? Maybe a cat or dog ran across the road and Roger was just trying to avoid hitting it. We may never know.

  22. Nanda says:

    Am from a small village in India….. He got millions of fans in our country… really shocked after this…We all miss u. feel very sorry for his family and F&F team… ;-(

  23. meenu says:

    why was not there cctv…??

  24. Ertina says:

    I reAlly feeL sorry for HIM !

  25. meenu says:

    i can’t believe that he is gone…still hoping for a gud news…i pray paul was not in dat car which was crashed on Saturday ….please god save him..he was a gud man ..& i am missing him..please paul sir come back..

  26. Christina says:

    Yes Dee the speed limit was changed to 45 after google map…… ugh this is just so tragic…I just don’t get how a car “explodes” . The tree was one of those small decorative trees you see in mall parking lots…it was still standing…I just don’t understand :( What I do understand is my heart is broke, I have never felt like this when a celebrity dies…..but Paul was different, he was so humble, so sweet, so kind…..I miss him completely :( My condolences to his family and friends.

  27. Dee says:

    Why do all the articles about this crash claim that the speed limit was 45mph? When I google mapped the address (25601 Hercules St., Santa Clarita, CA ) and placed the yellow person icon in the street, you can clearly see the area before the crash and the light pole the car hit – with a posted 35mph speed limit sign attached to it. Has the speed limit been raised since the googlemaps photo was taken?

  28. Christie says:

    I am completely baffled by the death of Paul walker he was my fave actor and also the hottest man on this earth r.i.p. Paul William Walker

  29. Nanny Mo says:

    I don’t know if the truth will ever be fully known, but I’d bet alcohol played a part in dumbing down the brain here to the dangers involved with that kind of speed in a suburban neighborhood. So glad no by-standers were killed, sorry to see Paul go that way; burned alive, it must have been horrible.

    • Nanny Mo, There have been absolutely NO ACCUSATIONS about alcohol being involved in this terrible accident. Far from it as the press has printed that “Speed” MAY HAVE been a factor. There are no accusations of alcohol being involved. Both Paul and Roger had their Children with them. Where in the world did you figure out this was alcohol related?
      Furthermore, there is NO “proof of speeding” being a contributing factor in the accident.
      Last, but certainly not least, you state “speed in a suburban neighborhood. The accident happened in a Commercial area of the city. Please check facts before you spew garbage.

    • Even at the posted limit of 45 mph, if you swerve, you are going fast enough to run into something like a light pole and split the car in half. My husband was in a Ford F-150 when he got hit by a ” landscaping truck He was turning left and the other driver blew the light. The truck looked like it had driven into a cattle car on a train. Who know what happened? Maybe a cat or dog ran across the road and Roger was just trying to avoid hitting it. We may never know.

  30. adeline says:

    I can’t believe that he is go it like bad dream paul you were love by so many people and you won’t be fogot

  31. Gary Allen says:

    I just lost my son in October in a car wreck and all I know is the family is hurting,. RIP Paul Walker and God help the family find some peace……

  32. natb1 says:

    Lamenting the loss of machine?
    Good thing no sad eyed puppy or kitten was a victim. It was just a human.

  33. chris says:

    I will wait to make final judgement until the facts come out, but so far it seems as though he was putting himself and everyone on the street in danger. What if the lost control and drove into a store and killed people? Drove over people on the sidewalk? Ran into a mother pushing her stroller in a crosswalk? Endless possibilities here. There are plenty of speedway tracks in LA they could have taken their Porsche to drag race someone. If the drag racing claim is true, shame on him and anyone else involved, and thank goodness no one else was killed.

  34. loudes13 says:

    If they were doing donuts, that means they weren’t drag racing. Terrible reporting!

  35. D D RED says:

    R I P Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Your charity work will be well noted.
    For what ever reason you decided to push the envelope in a car designed for racing and speed on the common everyday streets of L A will always be a mystery of very bad decision making logic. The fact that the Porsche was designed for breath taking performance is great. But the streets of south L A are not.
    It was a very sad and incredibly bad decision that unfortunately culminated in the death and Viking fiery funeral pyre of Walker, Rodas and the built for ultimate speed Porsche. Ironically, the public road appears to have survived just fine

  36. Art Woosley says:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. All the guys who saw his movies and drove dangerously should think about this death.

  37. Shamus Suenta says:

    There is a good reason why stunt and or professional drivers are used in movies.

  38. Cooper Huck says:

    Watched to many of his own dumb movies and started to believe the hollywood nonsense

  39. bikerdogred1 says:

    I seen airplane crashes that looked better then this wreck,bottom line way too fast if MR.Walker wasn’t driving he should have known better to get in the auto with the driver that crazy,my kids where wild and I explained what could happen if they don’t pay attention around themselves,just common sense some people have it some don’t.

  40. Fred says:

    Even, maybe especially, a Porsche of the vigor of this one must be handled expertly and prudently to be safe. Doughnut spins are an ominous sign.
    ‘Tis a tragedy.

  41. Jim says:

    They had to be flying to rip that Carrera GT up like that. it’s a fabulous car and hard to lose control of! It was shredded! 150+mph is my guess!! A real shame for the loss of men and machine!!

    • Mike Biddle says:

      That’s not what the shop document on the car said. TMZ posted it. They said the car was very hard to drive on the street and can’t even go over a speedbump without causing tens of thousands in damages.

    • Its not hard to loose control driving any machine at 150 mph on a track and acting like an idiot at that speed on a public street can have its rewards to the negative. they could of taken out a whole family at the next intersection so let the fans of foolishness make a hero out of him because he died in a cool way Like James Dean in a Porscha.

    • Yirmin says:

      Are you daft? The Carrera GT is notoriously difficult to keep under control. It has no traction control whatsoever… add to that a complete body and frame made entirely of brittle carbon fiber… now set a gas tank behind the seats right in front of the engine and you have a bomb waiting to be set off. Know what your talking about if you are going to make claims like that.

  42. Jack says:

    Russian roullette with cars

    • eric234 says:

      it´s absolutely irresponsible to drive in that way. it´s good that no other people were killed or seriously injured…

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