Officials: speed factor in Walker's crash death
Updated: Sunday, December 1 2013, 11:30 PM CST
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LOS ANGELES, California - We now have video of the new details on the car accident that killed 40 year old Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker. Nischelle Turner has those and shows us where it all happened TONIGHT on FOX17 NEWS. One of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Paul Walker, who made a name for himself in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise, died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California. A 2nd person also died in the accident. Both were attending a charity event for Walker's organization Reach Out Worldwide. The event was intended to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines. The crash happened just north of Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. According to his representative, Walker was not driving the 2005 Porsche. When deputies arrived, the car was on fire. Both people in the car pronounced dead at the scene. All that remains was burnt mangled metal and a light pole that's been knocked down. Authorities say that speed was a factor.
Walker wasn't just a car enthusiast on screen. Off screen, the actor competed in the Redline Time Attack racing series. He had been filming the 7th installment of Fast and the Furious at the time of his death. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are reacting. Costar Vin Diesel said on his Instagram account "Brother, I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new angel. Rest in peace." Another Fast and the Furious costar Ludacris Tweeted "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark".
Fellow actor Tyrese Gibson said "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real. My God, my God, I can't believe I'm writing this". The 40 year old actor is survived by his 15 year old daughter Meadow.
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