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Paul Walker Crash

The Moment Of Impact & Massive Inferno

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

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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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76.

Salim    

so sad.

238 days ago
77.

JiLL1    

I pray they were deceased before that fire engulfed them. It's horrifying to think otherwise. Also, I'm curious how often Porsches catch fire after a collision. Since the fuel tank is in front, I'd imagine its not that uncommon

238 days ago
78.

taz    

Maria Elena Fernandez NBC News
2 hours ago
Paul Walker's car wasn't racing, source says; speed in curve may have been a factor
The Porsche that actor Paul Walker was riding in when he died on Saturday was traveling at approximately 40 to 45 mph when it came to a bend in the road where the speed limit drops to about 15 mph, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told NBC News on Monday. It was in that vicinity where the driver, Roger Rodas, apparently lost control of the vehicle, ending in the fiery solo accident, the source said.

Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, were killed at the scene, police said. Their autopsies were put on hold Monday, as the Los Angeles Medical Examiner's Office waits for dental X-rays for each man to aid in making the official identifications, said Craig Harvey, chief of the coroner's operations bureau.

238 days ago
79.

Poole    

Some people are saying its okay to speed when test driving. Who are those morons? Do you really think it's good to go above the speed limit in a car you don't own? If anything, you'd be more careful. And if this car was malfunctioning, wouldn't it be rather dumb to be speeding in it?
The driver screwed up. It's not clear if the passenger was of any help either.

238 days ago
80.

j    

God bless this mans family :(

238 days ago
81.

Rodbuster    

Sad situation, hope they release the police report soon.

238 days ago
82.

Sara    

No similarities to the Michael Hastings case here, that's it sheeple, move along...

238 days ago
83.

love-truth-freedom    

Many people got there just a minute later and still they couldn't save them. So sad. :(

238 days ago
84.

Spanky    

Please please keep negative comments to yourselves. Don't start or spread rumors. Let the professionals do their jobs.

238 days ago
85.

ASJ    

Let this go TMZ.. Let it go

238 days ago
86.

love-truth-freedom    

I wouldn't be surprised if TMZ posted autopsy photos next... That's how LOW they are. Anything for views, for a dollar. Wonder how much those 2 guys in the blue car were paid for that first video. Revolting.

238 days ago
87.

bmsvds    

Enough about Paul Walker. Geezuz......

238 days ago
88.

DDTDAJOM    

He went out in a blaze of glory. 40 is a good age to die.

238 days ago
89.

shakedoggy    

where were they going in such a hurry?

238 days ago
90.

johnkrk    

All you jerkoffs talking sht about Paul all need to step off your heartless pricks he was not driving and he was a really nice guy who did a lot for charity and his family's in a lot of pain along with his fans . How many fans do you have ???? Thought so azz wipes !!!!!!!!!

238 days ago
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