Paul Walker death crash car video: Woman tells emergency services "the car's in half...someone IS in there"
1 Dec 2013 12:24
The actor was a passenger in a Porsche which lost control and hit either a lamp post or tree before bursting into flames
Video has emerged showing the harrowing moments seconds after the car crash which killed Hollywood star Paul Walker and his friend.
Footage taken from a passing car on a mobile phone shows the red Porsche Carrera GT in flames wrapped around a tree in the central reservation.
One of the driver's passengers tells him to pull over and as he does you can see wreckage strewn across the road and thick black smoke billowing into the air.
Another passenger says: "Drive away. It's going to blow up."
The car stops and the passengers get out.
As they do a loud bang can be heard before a woman tells emergency services: "The car is in half. Yes there is someone in there."
The smash took place in Santa Clarita, just north of Los Angeles while Walker and his friend were on their way to a charity event.
News of the the actor's death was confirmed on Walker's Facebook page.
A statement on the page read: "It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.
"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."
"Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time.
"We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
Walker, who has starred in six of the Fast and Furious blockbusters, was in the middle of shooting the seventh instalment with Vin Diesel and new director James Wan at the time of the crash.
After hearing of Walker's death, Vin Diesel paid tribute to his long-time colleague, saying: "Heaven has gained a new angel."
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