1 Updates
Investigators Still Focusing on Speed in Paul Walker Crash
Photo Credit: ABC News Radio

Investigators Still Focusing on Speed in Paul Walker Crash

Dec 3 2013, 7:26am CST | by ABC News Radio

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- There is new speculation regarding what exactly caused the fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif., that killed The Fast and the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

40 weeks ago

Investigators Still Focusing on Speed in Paul Walker Crash

Dec 3 2013, 7:26am CST | by ABC News Radio

Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- There is new speculation regarding what exactly caused the fiery car crash in Valencia, Calif., that killed The Fast and the Furious series star Paul Walker and a friend on Saturday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department acknowledges it received a tip by phone suggesting another car was at the scene at the time of the crash, but it says it has not been able to track down the person who made the call.  For now, it says, the investigation is focusing on speed as the primary factor in the accident.

TMZ on Monday cited unnamed law enforcement sources who said investigators were looking into tips that Walker, 40, and Roger Rodas may have been racing another car before the red Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding struck a pole.  Fast drivers have been a problem on the street where the accident occurred, according to the sheriff's department.

Other reports raise the possibility the Porsche may have suffered a mechanical failure, but that has not been confirmed.

Autopsies on both victims are still pending.  The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has said dental records are needed to positively identify the victims.

Meanwhile, many actors who worked with Walker have shared their memories and expressed their condolences via social media in recent days.  The Fast and the Furious franchise star Vin Diesel on Monday night posted on Facebook a photo of the two together.  He quotes poet Thomas Campbell: "To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die."

Diesel writes, "Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now... and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us... on me...I will always love you Brian, as the brother you were... on and off screen."  Walker's character in the Fast and Furious movies was Brian O'Conner.

Variety reports previous comments posted on Instagram over the weekend and attributed to Diesel were fake.

Co-star Michelle Rodriguez issued a comment earlier Monday on Twitter, writing, "I'm gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to."

A makeshift memorial for Walker continues to grow at the crash site, prompting police to set up traffic control.  Many people have left flowers, candles and memorabilia in tribute to the late actor.  Some visitors have been observed digging in the dirt at the crash site in an effort to recover pieces of the Porsche Walker was riding in when it crashed.

TMZ reports the crowds were pushed back by police for a spell Monday evening so that Walker's family and friends could grieve privately.  Afterward, at around 10:45 p.m., Diesel spoke to the surrounding crowd with the help of an LAPD squad car's P.A. system./>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

"Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him," Diesel said.

The Walker family has asked fans that in lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations be made to the actor’s charity Reach Out Worldwide at roww.org./>/>

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Source: ABC News Radio

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Julie Hermann Apologizes for 'Regrettable Actions' of Rutgers Fans
Julie Hermann has apologized for the behavior of Rutgers University fans who made fun of Penn State University during the two teams' Big Ten football game on Sept. 13.Hermann issued a statement on the Rutgers Scarlet...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Nicki Minaj: Blue Ivy is a 'precious little lamb'
Nicki Minaj thinks Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter is the ''most precious little lamb.'' The 'Anaconda' hitmaker, 31, made a surprise appearance at the couple's 'On The Run' gig in Paris last weekend and got to hang out...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN
United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria. "In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism
Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia insists that the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Five extremists killed in raids in Egypt
Cairom, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity. "After confrontations with...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'
Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the "terror" of starting a new project. Even after so many years of being in showbiz...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Bolivia prison clash leaves four dead
Sucre, Sep 16 (IANS) Authorities in Bolivia Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 others injured in a clash in central Bolivia's El Abra prison over the weekend. The fighting broke out around 10 p.m....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
World Bank launches website to track project progress
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
EU leads opposition against Iceland's whaling
Reykjavík, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) led a joint multi-country opposition against the Iceland government's permission for commercial whale hunting and trading Monday, according to a statement issued by the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ariana Grande wrote sex song at 14
Ariana Grande wrote a sexual song when she was 14. The 21-year-old singer first penned a naughty track when she was a teenager, but her mother thought she was ''too young'' to be creating records like that. She said...
Read more on Celebrity Balla