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Paul Walker, ‘Fast and Furious’ star, killed in fiery car wreck

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Officials confirmed the lead actor of “The Fast and the Furious” movie series was killed Saturday afternoon in a fiery single-car accident.

Representatives for Paul Walker confirmed the news of his death on the actor’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Walker, 40, and another passenger were killed in the accident.

Sources said that Walker was driving a Porsche when he suddenly lost control and crashed into light police and a tree. The car proceeded to burst into flames.

KTLA reports the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies found the vehicle engulfed in flames around 3:30 p.m. in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon loop.

As of now, it is unclear as to what caused the accident.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news,” a representative wrote on the actor’s Facebook page.

Walker was in town to attend a car show for relief for the Philippines typhoon victims.


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