Paul Walker Dead - Eyewitnesses Detail Car Crash Scene
The 40-year-old actor was in a red Porsche GT that crashed into a pole or tree around 3:30pm in the Rye Canyon Business Park of Santa Clarita, Calif.
“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts. … We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help,” Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Paul, told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “We all heard from our location (the accident). It’s a little difficult to know what it was. Someone called it in and said it was a vehicle fire. 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. We went through fire extinguishers.”
“When we saw Paul and Roger leave, Paul was the passenger in the vehicle. They both were experienced drivers. This was just a tragic accident that happened on a joyride,” another eyewitness said.
The Los Angeles Country Fire Department spokesman said that the vehicle struck a light standard and the whole car was burned. Paul and the driver of the car were unable to get out of the car in time.