Paul Walker's sister angered by drag-racing rumours

By Kirstin Buick
03 December 2013

Paul Walker's sister Ashlie has hit out against rumours he was drag racing when he died in a tragic car crash on Saturday.

Paul Walker's sister has hit out at rumours he was drag racing when he died in a car crash on Saturday. The Fast and the Furious star was killed alongside his friend Roger Rodas when the Porsche they were travelling in smashed into a tree in Santa Clarita, California, but his sister strongly denies he was involved in a speeding competition with another car at the time. Ashlie Walker (37) told the MailOnline, "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.

'They were absolutely not racing; that's a complete lie.'

"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 area where Paul and Roger ? who was driving ? crashed was known as a popular spot for drag racing, and a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County sheriff's office has said authorities received a phone call on Sunday suggesting another car was involved when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed.

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station traffic investigators have now ruled out the involvement of a second vehicle. However, it does appear Paul and Roger were breaking the 45 miles (72 km) an hour speed limit of the road.

A source told website RadarOnline, "Though the investigation is in its early stages, investigators from the Los Angeles sheriff's department believe the Porsche was going over 100 miles [160 km] per hour."

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