Moments Before Death, Paul Walker Posed With Porsche

Speed reportedly a factor in fatal crash
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2013 8:37 AM CST
First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.   (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)
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(Newser) – Just 30 minutes before the fatal crash that took his life, Paul Walker posed next to the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that he was riding in when he died. TMZ has the eerie photos. The car belonged to a friend, and Perez Hilton reports that friend was a former racecar driver: Roger Rodas, CEO of a car customization shop, who had previously raced cars with Walker. The two reportedly decided to take the car from an auto show to a charity event Walker had planned; Rodas was reportedly at the wheel. Both died in the crash.

The Sheriff's Department says speed may have been a factor; the driver lost control and the car ended up wrapped around a tree before bursting into flames. The afternoon crash is still under investigation, the Los Angeles Times reports. (Read more Paul Walker stories.)

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