Who is Roger Rodas? The driver who died in car crash with Paul Walker
Here’s what you need to know about Roger Rodas – the driver on Walker’s fateful journey
Roger Rodas has been named as the driver in the fatal accident that killed film star Paul Walker.
The 38-year-old was driving a Porsche Carrera GT which lost control and hit a tree before bursting into flames.
Pictures from the scene show the true extent of the tragic car crash that claimed the friends’ lives.
There is no suggestion anyone was to blame for the crash which happened when the car hit a tree and before bursting into flames in Los Angeles.
He owned a car customisation business
Rodas was the co-owner of a car customisation business in Santa Clarita, California.
Fast & Furious star Walker was named also named as a co-owner of the Always Evolving shop which describes itself as “The source for all of your automotive passions.”
He raced with Walker
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Roads and Walker had raced each other in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. According to Auto Week, they raced at a number of other racing events including 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
It’s claimed Walker’s busy schedule meant he was unable to be involved as much as he would have liked.
He did a lot of charity work
They are big charity workers and were on their way to an event for Walker’s founded fundraiser Reach Out Worldwide.
The charity was part of an aid response team to help those connected to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Rodas also did charity work for The Asomugha Foundation.
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