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'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker dies in car crash

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Reuters

Actor Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon in southern California.

The 40-year-old actor was a passenger in a friend's car... and was attending a charity event.

Walker's friend Jim Torp heard the accident.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JIM TORP, FRIEND SAYING:

"Roger backed it into the garage and Paul jumped in and said hey, let's go for a drive. So they went for a little drive and this is what happened."

Sgt. Brian Allen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said deputies arrived at the scene in Valencia, a community in Santa Clarita, to find the vehicle engulfed in flames. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SGT. BRIAN ALLEN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYING:

"It appears speed might have been a factor in the incident. It was a single car crash."

Walker was best known for his role as law enforcement officer Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious" action movies. He w