Paul Walker Death Accident 'Was Not Car Race'
Authorities dismiss reports that Fast & Furious star was in illegal street race...
Actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were not involved in a race at the time of their fatal car crash, authorities in the US have stated.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that driver Rodas was not involved in a race with another car when his high-powered Porsche Carrera GT [uuid=b6a980fa-2b22-457d-9394-f8ee21a17e41]Daily Mail that reports the men had been involved in an illegal street race were untrue.
"They were absolutely not racing, that's a complete lie. It hurts us when we hear these lies and it makes our grief worse and more painful," she said.
"These are irresponsible allegations and people are trying to make out speed and racing was the reason for his death when it was just a terrible accident."
The street where the accident happened was shut down last night for family and friends of the 40-year-old movie star to hold a private vigil.
His Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel took to the microphone of a police car to tell fans: "I just wanted to say thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him."
Meanwhile, movie studio Universal has announced that the profits from the DVD release of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Walker's non-profit organisation, Reach Out WorldWide.
"With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley explained.
"We keep Paul's memory alive and honour his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters."
The production of Fast & Furious 7 is being delayed following Walker's tragic death.