Paul Walker — Death Vigil Grows … Hundreds of People Visit Fatal Crash Scene

1202-paul-walker-tribute-PCN-02Paul Walker fans have been heading to Valencia, CA in droves … building out a massive vigil for the actor on the spot where he died.

Fans began to gather literally hours after the fatal crash on Saturday evening … and by Sunday night, the memorial had grown exponentially … with hundreds of flowers, candles, photos trinkets and letters.

As we previously reported, Walker’s “Fast and the Furious” co-star Tyrese Gibson visited the crash scene yesterday … and broke down crying when he arrived.


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Paul Walker — Death Car May Have Malfunctioned

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1201_walker_car_rodas_tmz_facebookThe exotic sports car in which Paul Walker violently died, crashed as a result of mechanical failure — very possibly a steering fluid leak … this according to sources closely tied to the auto shop where the vehicle was stored and maintained.

Sources connected to Always Evolving — the shop co-owned by Walker and the Porsche driver Roger Rodas — tell TMZ they saw evidence of a fluid burst and subsequent fluid trail before the skid marks at the accident scene.

The AE sources point to the fact there is a noticeable absence of skid marks until just before the point of impact. They say if Roger had lost control the skid marks would show swerving, but instead the marks were in a straight line. They feel this cements the theory the driver didn’t have steering control.

Also suspicious — the fire spreading so quickly in the front of the car. The sources say flames would be expected in the rear where the engine is … but fire in the front reinforces their theory of a fluid leak of some sort.

113013_paul_walker_burning_launchWe’re told the $ 500,000 Carrera GT was NOT modified and was driven rarely so they believe any failure must be a factory defect.

As one source put it … “Roger was a world class driver” — and while he might have been speeding (as cops have said) … the notion he just lost control is preposterous.


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Paul Walker Crash — Cops Investigating Possible Street Race

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Cops are investigating the possibility that Paul Walker was in the middle of a high-speed street race with another car at the time he crashed and died this weekend … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … investigators have received tips that Walker and the man driving the Porsche, Roger Rodas, had been racing prior to the crash … and the high speed may have contributed to the wreck that killed both men.

Sources say … the area where the crash occurred has a history of being a popular street racing location.

We’re told cops are on the hunt for video and witnesses that could prove another car was involved.

Story developing …


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Paul Walker Crash — Cops Wrestled Friend Away from Burning Car [Photos]

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This is the dramatic moment when a cop had to physically wrestle one of Paul Walker‘s friends away from the crash scene … seconds after it became clear Paul could not be saved.

TMZ broke the story … Paul’s friends rushed to the scene — one even grabbed a fire extinguisher and desperately tried to extinguish the flames.

When the fire dept. arrived they tried to pull Paul’s friends away. One of Paul’s longtime friends, a guy named Nute, was so overwrought with emotion, he punched a firefighter. We’re told Sheriff’s deputies put Nute — and several other of Paul’s friends — in custody, but let them go when they realized the circumstances.

Cops now believe Paul and the driver of the Porsche may have been in a street race with another car at the time of the crash and are looking for footage and witnesses.

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Paul Walker Dead — ‘Fast and The Furious’ Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash

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Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.

We’re told Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.

1130_paul_walker_accident_scene_twitterAt this point, it’s unclear what caused the accident, or who was behind the wheel when it happened.

Paul was 40 years old.

Sources close to Paul tell us he was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort, and had been taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT. The accident happened during one of those test spins.

Story developing

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