Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.


No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

troy le    

i really believe that paul walker was a blood sacrifice for someone...smh.... hollywood is truly satans playground....paul was murdered

302 days ago


Cars don't kill people! People kill people! Even if the car is naturally unstable, they made a conscious decision to buy it and ride in it. I am sure they were aware of the statistics of the car :P Just another stupid argument. I loved the actor but this is ridiculous. And if the car was having unusual problems, well then its a man made thing that goes really fast, it isn't perfect. Seriously gonna blame the car now :P Just appreciate the guy for what he gave us and pray for him, besides he probably went with a smile on his face;

302 days ago

Sad Fan    

I'm sorry Roger lost his life. Extremely sorry about Paul...he was one of my fav actors & seemed to be a all around good guy. Especially him coming from a good cause that he developed...that makes it worse. The way the car crashed, crumbled & caught fire is very very questionable. Whe you swerve...a car moves bk & forth from side to side. This car went straight n2 the tree/light pole. Sounds like it was a factory issue. Naturally the family/ close friends are still trying to wrap their heads around their least b4 they do any serious investigation. Extremely sad...brought tears to my eyes. R.I.P. Paul Walker...R.I.P. Roger be absent from the body is the be present w/ the Lord. My heart goes out to his daughter

301 days ago


Truly sad. Paul Walker seemed like a real kind soul. Heartbreaking to see young people like these 2 men pass so tragically. Condolences to all their loved ones.

301 days ago



301 days ago


RIP PAUL WALKER, YOU WERE RElly a great film star

301 days ago



301 days ago


we did not choice death ...but death choice him..
r.i.p /////big bro.:-(

299 days ago


298 days ago


298 days ago


why god why paul walker why not that *** justin bieber

297 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

i mean with all the cellphone cameras and all there are today, it's kind of strange how few pictures of this now so mysterious event made it into the public media. is this the 1852 edition of photography or something? there's like 4 pictures total. and one single video. and also why someone is taking a 'last picture' right on the road between cars driving out onto the street..

285 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Around The Web