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Paul Walker Crash

The Moment Of Impact & Massive Inferno


12/2/2013 6:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The high speed crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas caused a huge explosion and fireball that could be seen for miles ... and it was all recorded on a security camera that captured the precise moment of impact.

The footage was recorded from a rooftop camera in an industrial park next to the crash site. It shows the initial collision (on the right of the screen) which caused the Porsche to explode in flames ... moments before another, larger blast sends a fireball high into the sky.

What's also interesting -- there appears to be no other cars either immediately in front of or behind the Porsche at the time of the crash.

As we reported, police were investigating whether Rodas had been involved in a high-speed street race before the accident.


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Fred Thompson    

I didn't really see a fireball.

295 days ago


I had seen a pic of a photo of the same spot where they crashed into, I guess from Google maps. There was a gas line or pipe, whatever they're called. Maybe that's why there was a fireball or explosion?

295 days ago


Enough already......haven't you picked this story to the bone....from every angle.....We Know .....We move on for goodness sake and leave it alone...You are like a bunch of vultures picking up road kill clean....and racing a 100 miles a hr in a 45 zone is asking to be road kill.... You going ride this pony as long as you did Withney Houston....! ....that was horrible.....

295 days ago

Right back at ya    

I did not watch the Video. Seriously, does TMZ need ratings, to the point where they have to share this horrific ending, of two Men's lives? And to the dumb ****S and Ignoramuses who leave such insensitive , beyond stupid Comments (i.e., Cremation, they effin' deserved what they got, bye-bye to trash, etc.), grow a Spine, you idiots; how would you feel if something tragic happened to a Family or Friend of yours? Would you being so willing and anxious to shoot your Mouth off and say something so heartless and moronic? Don't think so! And how much time do YOU spend, helping with Organizations and Charitable events that help People in need, like these two Gentleman were doing, that Day?

295 days ago


it's sad this tragedy had to occur but it did - there's no way around it. Regardless of how you look at it, ultimately is was the speed that resulted in this accident. It doesn't matter if there was a problem with the steering or not (as it's been reported elsewhere) - had the driver not been going so fast this could have been avoided.
It's sad that TMZ finds it necessary to post the video of the actual crash happening but then again they posted the Jeret Peterson suicide phone call so this comes as no shock.
It's all about the "hits", right Harvey?

295 days ago


The upside to this tragedy is we've been sparred hearing about the Trashkanians!

295 days ago


Not to be cynical this time: i hope these guys were so fast, that they didn't survive the impact or at least were unconscious before the fire burned their bodies.

295 days ago


Ok, to all the people that are complaining... TMZ is a business, they're here to make money, and these are the stories that get all the clicks. Do they care about disrespecting anyone? Of course not, and I wouldn't expect them too. Again, TMZ is here to make a profit!

295 days ago



295 days ago


TMZ there was a car behind him after the crash. Do you not watch the videos you post. That car showed up way to quick. So sad.

295 days ago


All the pearl-clutchers who clicked over and here then took the time to post their faux outrage are a joke.

295 days ago


Did they toast marshmallows?

295 days ago


I's sorry...but why is this anyone's business? the first post declaring his death is enough. Quit dragging it along, do you not realize that he has a 15 year old daughter, that has access to all this? just for $$ huh? Shame on you TMZ

295 days ago



295 days ago


first ryan dunn now paul walker dam dont drive a porsch they explode

295 days ago
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