Actor Paul Walker, who is known for starring in the The Fast and The Furious movies, was killed in a fiery car crash on November 30, and investigators strongly suspect that speed was a factor in this fatal car accident. Authorities overseeing this case have reported that Walker was leaving a fundraiser that was being held just north of Hollywood for the typhoon victims in the Philippines.
At around 3:30 pm, Walker got into a vehicle with Rodger Rodas, his racing partner and co-owner of Always Evolving, an auto dealership and racing services store. Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which is notoriously difficult to handle and has been described as “scary” by experienced drivers. This vehicle, which sells new for approximately $450,000, is powered by a V-10 610 horsepower engine.
The fatal car accident occurred when the Porsche slammed into a pole and then a tree, causing it to erupt into flames. By the time the authorities arrived at the scene, both Rodas and Walker were clearly dead.
At this time, investigators are still looking into what exactly caused this fatal car accident to occur; however, they strongly suspect that speeding was a factor. In fact, the tire marks on the street leading up to the pole, as well as the damage done to the pole and the tree and the fact that the vehicle itself was nearly split in half, have led investigators to believe that Rodas was driving at about 100 mph immediately prior to the crash.
As the authorities continue to investigate this case, they are also concerned about finding out whether Rodas may have been drunk and/or distracted before the fatal accident took place. Evidence to support or rule out these possibilities will likely come in the form of autopsies revealing Rodas’ blood alcohol content and cellphone bills, which may indicate whether cellphones were being used prior to the tragic car crash.
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