Fast and Furious actor dies in crash
December 2, 2013
Santa Barbara resident “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker died Saturday afternoon in a fiery car crash in Valencia. [NYPost]
Best known for his role in auto-racing movies, the 40-year-old died while joy riding as a passenger in a cherry-red Porsche Carrera. The speeding sports car struck a light pole, then a tree before bursting into flames.
Both Walker and the driver Roger Rodas, 38, were pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner is working to positively identify the men through dental records because their bodies were burned beyond recognition.
Walker is the father of a 15-year-old girl. His sixth “Fast and Furious” film grossed more than $788 million.