‘Fast and Furious’ actor Paul Walker dies in car crash
Actor Paul Walker
By Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC News
Actor Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of Universal Pictures' "Fast and Furious" movie franchise, was killed in a single-car crash in California Saturday, according to a post on his official Facebook page.
Walker was a passenger in a friend's car while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, the post read. Both lost their lives.
"Sadly I must confirm that Paul did pass away today in a car accident," Walker's representative Ame Van Iden told NBC News.
The crash took place north of Los Angeles.
Authorities responded to the wreck at about 3:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. ET) in the community of Valencia, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station told NBC affiliate KNBC.
A vehicle engulfed in flames was found at the scene and extinguished by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, KNBC reported. Authorities found two people inside the vehicle after the fire was put out, officials said.
The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene, KNBC reported.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
At the time of his death, Walker was working on the latest "Fast & Furious" movie.