Paul’s tragic car accident is under intense investigation, and police are trying to find out if the Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in contained a black box, which could potentially reveal details about the driver’s activity in the moments leading up to the crash, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY.
After the untimely deaths of actor Paul Walker and his close friend Roger Rodas, rumors swirled that the men may have been drag racing. The reason Roger — who investigators say was speeding at 100+ mph — lost control of the car is still unclear, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to obtain a black box from the wreckage to potentially uncover details about what caused the tragic accident, LA attorney Mychal Wilson tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Paul Walker’s Crash — Will Cause Of Accident Be On Car’s Black Box?
HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with LA attorney Mychal Wilson, who said of the investigation:
While Paul Walker’s tragic crash is under investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department will interview any potential witnesses and security cameras located in any surrounding office buildings. Additionally, investigators will seek to obtain any crash data, and see if the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT contained an event data recorder (EDR). Also known as a black box, any EDR data will have critical information such as the following: Was the driver’s foot on the brake or gas pedal? And, if so, for how long? What was the speed of the vehicle during impact? Were seat belts buckled or unbuckled? Air bags deployed?
Paul Walker Fans Remember Actor
Paul’s friends, family and fans have all been mourning his tragic passing. A herd of fans gathered everything from flowers, candles, and yellow caution tape to remember the actor at the site of his accident.
Other fans have reportedly been taking part in some dangerous driving at the scene, doing Fast and Furious-style stunts and also burning rubber and peeling out to mourn Paul’s death.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Paul’s death.
— Written by Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Russ Weakland