Paul Walker, age 40, died this past Saturday, Dec. 1st, in a car wreck that took both his and the driver's life. According to Paul Walker's team, who had posted information about the accident on Facebook and Twitter on December 1, Walker was on his way to his charity event, Reach Out Worldwide.
When officials first arrived at the scene, the car was engulfed in flames. The L.A.F.D extinguished the fire and subsequently located two men inside the vehicle. Paul and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene.
The statement from Facebook and Twitter continued on to say, "We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news; Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you informed and where to send your condolences."
As for the driver of the vehicle, his identity has not been released to the public, but many reports and rumors suspect it was Roger Rodas, the owner of Walker's auto-racing team, Always Evolving. Witnesses say that the Red Porsche Carrera GT lost control and slammed into a light pole and then into a tree which split the car in half. "Speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision," the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in an updated statement late Saturday.