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Paul Walker Died Alongside Former Racer Roger Rodas

Paul Walker Died Alongside Former Racer Roger Rodas

The alleged driver of the car that was involved in a crash that killed Paul Walker has been identified as former race car driver Roger Rodas, according to a Santa Clarita radio station with sources close to the situation.

Roger was the CEO of the company Always Evolving, a car customization shop. The charity event for Reach Out Worldwide was being held at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clarita that afternoon when he went for a drive with Paul in a Porsche Carrera GT, which happens to be one of Roger‘s favorite cars. Both of them died in the crash after the car exploded into flames.

The friends had met when they raced cars together at the Pirelli World Challenge series years ago.

We send our continued thoughts and prayers to both Paul and Roger‘s families during this difficult time.

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  • Mel

    Nobody is invincible…

  • commonsense

    What a horrible way to die.

  • Belinda Brown

    My deepest condolences to both families…. God bless all of you during this time of great loss…..

  • Nikki

    So, so sad. I hope they went instantly. RIP Paul and Roger.

  • SHINE

    death seems fishy, maybe suicide…secret gay lover snaps?

  • Nikki

    @SHINE: Don’t try to make it into something it wasn’t. It was purely an accident, obviously.

  • anna

    WHY WHY WHY……..another heartbreaking loss

  • caro

    RIP
    all my thoughts for the families

  • no

    Such a shame that two young people lost their lives over something stupid.
    New Porsche + professional driver = speeding. They decided to go for a joy ride, and have now forever changed the lives of their families.
    It’s just a miracle that they didn’t kill anyone else.
    Praying for their families.

  • rodeldarth18

    From the people of the philippines, thank you so much for the kindness you’ve shared,, you will forever be loved and kept in our hearts,,,we love u and miss u!!!!! Rest in Peace!!!!!and to the family ,condolences,,,,,

  • LillieSmith0

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  • that’s just awful

    Are the safety features of a Porsche Carrera GT so bad that it bursts into flame when it crashes?

  • http://popcaan.lastmanstanding@facebook.com Sherif Amadu

    Really going to miss this guy although is no one from my family and also does not know me but going to miss him because he is one of the stars i really look up to

  • http://popcaan.lastmanstanding@facebook.com Sherif Amadu

    LET US ALL WISH OUR STAR A SAFE JOURNEY TO ANOTHER WORLD….R.I.P.P………REST IN PERFECT PEACE PAUL WALKER

  • sad

    HOAX!!
    After..hearing..the.news..I.went..on..his..wiki
    and..it..was..all.in..present..tense,.and..no..deathdate..next..to.
    .his.birthdate!

  • malena

    Light a candle for him to find his way. It is the least we can do for someone who shared his light with us during his life.

  • ness

    It is really hard to believe that he is gone, it is just so sad. Fast and Furious will not be the same without him. R.I.P

  • LY

    Paul was the victim of Roger’s irresponsibility…

  • Sammy

    Never race on city streets unless it is a sanctioned event. You never know what debris is on the street. A little oil on the road and you are dead. Not worth it.

  • Liz

    Thankful they didn’t kill other innocent drivers and their families on that road too! These celebrities need to just chill it with their fame and invincibility. Ironic that it was after a charity event for children?

  • kimber

    @that’s just awful:

    The fuel tank on a Porsche is in the front; thus if they hit something head-on, it would be logical that it would have erupted into flames.

  • Justin Scott

    RIP Paul and Roger. By the witness statements the “car burst into flames then crashed in to a pole and a tree”. Any one find this a bit sus? Paul always promoted road safety and Roger was an experienced driver….

  • GUSTHECAT

    It wasn’t a joy ride, they were parting in a charity event.

  • EndOfTime

    RIP to both of them, this is too sad

  • HUBE

    @kimber:

    The Porsche Carrera GT it has the gas tank behind the seats.

  • junio

    Live fast die young.

  • So sad

    I suspect Walker’s family/estate will sue Rodger’s estate/company for wrongful death after the dust settles and don’t be surprised if Porsche gets sued for the lack of safety because of the location of the Carrera’s fuel system.

    My prayers go out to both families and friends.

  • cc

    You do realise anyone can update Wikipedia?! It’s certainly not a place to find facts.

  • http://@jgogley JOYCE GOGLEY

    Rip Paul and Roger…..

  • Hailey

    Is it too much to ask JJ to give us a day without Kardashian crap? We shouldn’t have to see posts on her, as we’re trying to process this senseless tragedy. Have some compassion please. The world will go on without pointless Kardashian nonsense.

  • http://kcna.co.jp ERICK VALLELY

    roger killed paul

  • phaggots

    it’s obviously been set up. A $400k supercar doesn’t just “crash” and neither does a professional race car driver.

    Clearly a murder/suicide, for two homosexuals. We all have seen Vanilla Sky!

  • Sathis

    No words to say.

  • JULIANA LIMA

    We send all the way from BRAZIL, our feelings and condolences. He was the most gorgeous actor of the moment and its a shame he killed all the good life he had ahead… Vá com Deus e que Deus te guarde!!

  • dude

    @that’s just awful:
    Dude…if you drove a wet paper bag into a tree at 140 mph it would burst into flames…are you stupid?

  • dude

    @sad:

    STUPID! Are.you.and.the.way.you.reply.to.threads.at.all..plz…drive…a.car.off.a.cliff…as..soon.as.you.can!

  • http://direct.huskyaircompressor.us/ Oliver

    Terrible news! I still can not believe it!! REST IN PERFECT PEACE

  • Jamie

    @phaggots They were not homosexuals, you moron. Stop trying to turn this into something it’s not and sully their good name now that they’re dead. What a disgraceful comment from someone with no respect for the dead.

  • Jamie

    #32, They were not homosexuals, stop trying to turn this into something it’s not and try to sully their good name now that they’re dead just because you saw Vanilla Sky one too many times and have homosexual fantasies. What a disgraceful comment from someone with no respect for the dead. Moron.

  • Jamie

    #32, They were not homosexuals, stop trying to turn this into something it’s not and sully their good name now that they’re dead just because you saw Vanilla Sky one too many times and have homosexual fantasies. What a disgraceful comment from someone with no respect for the dead. Moron.

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