DRAG RACING MAY HAVE PLAYED A PART IN PAUL WALKER'S DEATHP:
As speculation continues to mount over what will happen with Paul Walker's ongoing film projects after his Saturday afternoon car crash, sources say that drag racing may have played a part in his and business partner Roger Rodas' deaths. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a statement on Sunday afternoon claiming that speed was a factor in the crash of the Porsche Carrera GT with Rodas behind the wheel, though specific details were still being investigated.
The sheriff's department received a tip on Sunday that another car may have been on the scene of the accident, which has now led them to investigate whether Rodas and Walker were drag racing in the moments immediately prior to crashing head-on into a light pole. Investigators are now looking into the possibility of any sort of racing being involved, as well as whether another car had somehow veered in front of Rodas' Porsche. They are also investigating multiple skid marks in the area that are indicative of 'doughnut spins,' though the marks may be old as the road where the accident took place is known for being a popular stretch for car racing.
PAUL WALKER CRASH VIDEO SHOWS IMPACT AND MASSIVE FIRE:
Paul Walker’s fatal car accident over the weekend continues to be the subject of scrutiny and speculation, with some reports of a mechanical failure and other rumors suggesting the crash came during a street race. Now new footage purportedly showing the moment of impact has surfaced. The clip was recorded by a roof-mounted camera near the accident site, and it shows the vehicle’s final moment before crashing. After the Porsche’s collision, a fireball erupts, sending up black smoke. Because of trees, the video doesn't offer a clear view of the accident. Watch the video
PAUL WALKER’S FAMILY ENCOURAGES FANS TO DONATE TO HIS CHARITY:
As Hollywood mourns for Paul Walker, the actor’s family is encouraging fans to donate to his charity organization in lieu of flowers and other gifts. Walker founded Reach Out Worldwide with the genuine desire to help others, and his family aims to keep his memory alive through ROWW, where donations are now being accepted.
PAUL WALKER'S AUTOPSY SCHEDULED FOR TODAY
An autopsy will likely be performed today just three days after a fatal car crash killed the 40-year-old actor and driver Roger Rodas.