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2013-12-02 17:00
Los Angeles - Paul Walker and his friend were reportedly "not driving recklessly" when they were involved in a fatal car crash on Saturday.

The 40-year-old Fast & The Furious star passed away when the red Porsche Carrera GT, in which he was a passenger in with Roger Rodas, collided with a tree during a car show in Santa Clarita, California, that was organised to raise funds for victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines and tornado in Indiana.

Jim Torp, who attended the event and knew Roger, told that he did not think the duo were driving dangerously.

He said: "Roger was definitely behind the wheel. Roger slowly drove it out - he didn't take off recklessly. There were children around, after all. They were only gone for five or ten minutes and never came back."

He added: "It was clear the car had hit two trees then finally hit a street lamppost. Parts of the car were strewn everywhere on the street. I didn't see any skid marks. Where the car had crashed was on a long straightaway. How fast they were going, I don't know.

"Roger was not a reckless guy. He was a family man. He has a wife and two young children. He never did anything careless."

A statement by the Los Angeles County sheriff's previously suggested "speed was a factor" in the accident but Lt. John Rush of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station has since clarified: "It looks like speed could've been a factor, but we haven't made an official determination for the cause of the accident, which will take some time."

Paul is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow, who is said to be "very upset" and was present at the fundraiser. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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