LOS ANGELES – The neighborhood where Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in a one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials.
Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree, then burst into flames.
The crash happened on a street that forms a 1-mile loop amid industrial office parks. It is rimmed by hills and relatively isolated from traffic, especially on weekends.
It’s well-known out here that that’s a hot spot for street racers, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Miler said.