Paul Walker’s Final Moments Recounted By Friends, Crash Witnesses (PHOTOS)
Paul Walker was happily hanging out with friends and supporters in the minutes and hours prior to his shocking death on Saturday. The actor and his companies — the exotic car shop Always Evolving and the nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide — were hosting a charity event in Valencia, Calif., to aid victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.
Walker took the time to chat with fans and pose for pictures (see right and below), and then left to take a short drive with Roger Rodas, his longtime friend and the CEO of Always Evolving. Minutes later, on their way back and a few hundred yards away from the Always Evolving auto shop, the pair crashed into a tree, engulfing the car in flames.
After the collision, witnesses said friends and first responders tried in vain to pull the men from the flames, but it was impossible. It wasn’t until the massive fire was extinguished that the pair could be reached. A jovial get-together turned into a nightmare as Walker’s closest associates tried to make sense of the shocking scene. On Sunday afternoon, Always Evolving staffers posted on its Facebook page, “Thank you all for your condolences and prayers while we mourn the loss of our loved ones.” Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.