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Drag Racing Called Possible Factor In ‘Fast & Furious’ Actor Paul Walker’s Death

Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-02 11:55:24-05

paul walker 2Santa Clarita, California (CNN) — Drag racing may have been involved in the fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker on Saturday, an investigator said Monday.

Investigators got a phone call tip Sunday suggesting that another car was at the scene when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Walker’s racing team partner, slammed into a light pole and burst into flames, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Cohen told CNN.

“Naturally, from an investigative standpoint, we need to find out if that is one of the issues,” he said.

Even if drag racing was not involved, investigators are looking at the possibility that another car veered in front of the Porsche and caused the crash, Cohen said.

Tire skid marks on the asphalt near the crash site, which indicate a car was doing doughnut spins, also are being looked at, he said. It has not been concluded that they are related to the Walker wreck, he said. The street has a reputation for fast drivers, which spurred a crackdown by deputies two years ago, he said.

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