The star of “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise and a passenger died after his vehicle crashed into a tree his agent confirmed to the Daily News.
“The Fast and the Furious” movie star Paul Walker, 40, has died in a car accident Saturday afternoon in southern California, his agent confirmed to the Daily News.
The accident occurred in Santa Clarita — outside of Los Angeles — when Walker’s Porsche apparently lost control and crashed into a tree, TMZ reported. The car burst into flames and exploded.
A Porsche GT like the one Paul Walker was driving at a car show in California when he died Saturday, according to TMZ. Walker was raising money for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
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Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of the Porsche that crashed in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday.
A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. Photo: AP
One witness at the scene told The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, a local newspaper, that he tried to put the fire out and recognised Walker inside the vehicle.
“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,” said Antonio Holmes.
“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.”
WWalker had one child – daughter Meadow Rain, 15, with ex-girlfriend Rebecca McBrain.