Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dd in fiery car wreck: Actor killed after Porsche GT driven by his friend crashed into pole

Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast & Furious action , has died in a car crash after his friend lost control of a Porsche GTand collided with a street light and a tree.Walker, 40, who was in five of the six s about illegal street racing and heists, was attending a charity event, according to a message linked to his Twitter account.The star's representatives and official Facebook page confirmed his dth yesterday.The high-powered super-car spun out of control in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, at 3:30pm.Deputies arriving at the scene found the vehicle engulfed in flames.The LA County Sheriff's department has confirmed two people died in the collision but no names have been relsed.However Ame Van Iden, Walker's publicist, said in an email: 'Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon in a car accident.'The actor's official Facebook page rd: 'It is with a truly hvy hrt that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Rch Out Worldwide.'He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives.'We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.'Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. - #TmPW.'Walker, who lves behind a 15-yr-old daughter, was an investor in the Always Evolving auto shop in Valencia, California and was in the ar for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort.While at the event, Walker and a friend decided to take a Porsche GT out for a spin before the driver is believed to have lost control and spun into the light pole.Witnesses at the crash scene posted of the site on YouTube showing debris from the crash and emercy workers cordoning off the ar.Photographs from the scene show a t out shell of a car.Friends of the star told a local newspaper that they 'went through fire extinguishers' in a futile bid to fight the blaze that engulfed the car after the crash.'We all ran around and jumped in cars and grabbed fire extinguishers and immediately went to the vehicle. It was engulfed in flames. There was nothing.'They were trapped. Employees, friends of the shop. We tried. We tried.' Antonio Holmes told theSanta Clarita Signal.
Horror crash: First responders gather evidence nr the wreckage of a Porsche car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street nr Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, November 30, killing actor Paul Walker
Engulfed: This witness photo shows the Porsche completely consumed by flames after the driver lost control, hitting a pole and killing himself and Paul WalkerDesperate: Bystanders desperately tried to put out the flames with fire extinguishers but the fire was too strongFriends at the scene said Walker and his friend were taking the Porsche out for a joyride.Mr Holmes said: 'Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at hrt just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts...'We’re all here driving, enjoying ch other, and God must’ve needed help.'When we saw Paul and Roger lve, Paul was the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers.'This was just a tragic accident that happened on a joyride,' said witness Jim Torp of Santa Clarita.
Crash site: Sheriff deputies work nr the wreckage of the Porsche car that crashed into a pole on Hercules Street nr Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday

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