Paul Walker Dead: Cause Of Crash Under Investigation

Source:  Anthony Castellano and Dean Schabner / ABC News

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and his driver-friend as fans gathered at the crash site to erect a makeshift memorial in honor of the actor.

Sheriff’s deputy Peter Gomez said Sunday investigators hope to learn how fast the 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT was traveling and what caused it to go out of control, including whether the driver was distracted or something in the road prompted him to swerve.

The crash also killed Walker’s friend, professional driver Roger Rodas, according to Walker’s publicist, Ame Van Iden. She said Walker was a passenger in the car when they drove away from a fundraiser in the community of Valencia Saturday. The two bodies were so badly burned that officials said they would use dental records to make a postive identification.

Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, had thrown a fundraiser benefiting victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The event was held by Reach Out Worldwide, a charity Walker founded in 2010 to aid victims of natural disasters.

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