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Paul Walker

How He Ended Up in Death Car

12/1/2013 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Walker may not have ever gotten into the car that took him to his death if it hadn't been acting up moments before the crash ... TMZ has learned.

Paul showed up Saturday for a fundraiser at Always Evolving -- Roger Rodas' high end auto shop that specializes in exotic cars. Paul had a stake in the shop.

Sources connected to Roger tell TMZ when Paul arrived ... Roger was watching one of his employees try in vain to back the Carrera GT into the shop, but it kept stalling. Roger decided to take matters into his own hands ... told the worker to get out and took the wheel himself.

As Roger began to back into the garage ... Paul came up and said he hadn't driven in the Porsche yet -- so he jumped in the passenger seat and they took a 20 minute drive.

The fatal accident happened on the way back from that drive -- just 500 yards from the shop.

Paul's best friend from childhood, Nute, grabbed a fire extinguisher and was among the first to arrive on scene. We're told Nute frantically tried to extinguish the flames ... even though it appeared to him both men were already dead.

When the fire dept arrived they tried to pull Nute away, but he was overwrought and punched a firefighter. We're told Sheriff's deputies put Nute -- and several other of Paul and Roger's friends -- in custody, but let them go when they realized the circumstances.


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Yo eh vivivo en Santa Clarita en Valencia especificamente,y no me parece sea una zona para ir a 200 km por hora,menos teniendo en cuenta que esta rodeada de colegios,Velencia High Ect ect,que por mas que sea Sabado en la tarde,los niños siempre tienen muchas actividades,ademas de ser una zona de familias,zona pacifica,creo a pesar de que me duele la muerte de estas dos buenas personas,de todos modos creo,que a la velocidad que ibam,no tiene conciencia ni aman su propia vida,y tampoco respetaron y amaron la vida d los demas,porque si venia alguien en la direccion contrario o alguien iba caminando por la senda peatonal,tambien lo mataban,si ellos se tomaron el personaje de la pelicula muy en serio que desafieron a la muerte....ok problema de ellos,pero hay que tener en cuenta que algun inocente tambien podria haber salido perjudicado en este tipo de acciones inconcientes...igualmente RIP Paul y Roger

221 days ago


Don't ever blame God for what happened to him. It was not God's plans for him to die. Neither was it God's plans for his family to grieve. I sympathize with his family and wish them the strength to cope with this loss.

However, He died for these three reasons:

1. The imperfect state of mankind. His own mistake (In this case driving or being driven a really fast car) Many of us die or get hurt due to our own choices.

2. Time and unforeseen occurrences (Being at the wrong place at the wrong time). And thirdly but not the least,

3. Satan the Devil. He it is who wants to see us grieve and suffer. And until he is destroyed, pain and sorrow such as this will continue in this wicked world.

Take heart John Walker's family. May God console you.

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221 days ago


Dam the impact pertty bad I dont these guys were angels like everyone says they are, slow down .

221 days ago

Laura F    

Very sad! Showing off your driving skills should be left on a track! There is a lesson in this. All the street races need to take a close look at this and think before they race. Something good has to come from something so tragic!

221 days ago


Unless it had two steering wheels, Mr. Walker still has not "driven" in it. Lovely English for a journalist. Might want to look up "bring" and "take" while you're at it.

221 days ago


I can imagine him being so excited seeing the car and being into racing and seeing a Porsche Carrera GT he must have felt like a kid in a toy store and was very eager to jump in and feel the ride of one of the coolest cars in the world. So sad that his joy ride ended in tragedy. RIP Paul, thank you for your charity work, your legacy

221 days ago



221 days ago

steve sable    

Not Paul Walker..Paul drink you drive you die..idiot

221 days ago


You live by the car, you die by the car.

221 days ago

Christai Shorter    

how did the crash happen i'm glad he dead

221 days ago


Sometimes life seems unfair... But time comes for all of us to discover the wonders that exist after this life... God decided that it was time to paul discover these wonders R.I.P Paul Walker

221 days ago


Sometimes life seems unfair... But time comes for all of us to discover the wonders that exist after this life... God decided that it was time to paul discover these wonders R.I.P Paul Walker

221 days ago


you will be miss... love your work!!!

221 days ago


The Carrera gt can be a handful in the hands of an amateur. No matter how great a driver you think you are, city street are not the same as a race track. He was clearly driving above his ability. They don't call this car the widow maker for nothing. I've owned, driven and raced Porsche's for over 20 yrs. This is the one model that scared me.

221 days ago


Yes, but if that employee has cut the brake hose and everything was arranged to challenge in a race and make the accident to die Paul or his friend?

220 days ago
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