SANTA CLARITA, California (Nov. 30, 2013) — Two men were killed Saturday afternoon in a solo car crash and one of those who died was identified as Paul Walker, 40, an actor who is best-known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies, according to a report by TMZ.
About 3:30 p.m., the driver of a red Porsche GT reportedly crashed into a tree and a light pole in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop between Hercules Street and Constellation Road after losing control of the vehicle. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle and both occupants died in the fiery wreck after the car became engulfed in flames, the report said.
According to news reports, Walker and a driver Roger Rodas had just left a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide that was held at Always Evolving Performance Motors on Constellation Road, the Santa Clarita News reported. Rodas is CEO of the performance automotive shop for high-end vehicles. Several bystanders grabbed fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the flames and rescue the victims, but they were unable to help them.
Los Angeles County Fire Department emergency workers also rushed to the scene of the crash, but were unable to assist the driver and the passenger who were trapped in the wrecked vehicle.
“My condolences go out to the family and friends of these two men as they cope with such a sudden and tragic loss,” said Attorney West Thomas.