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Comment: Update: Rolling Stone/NBC: There was no race, 45 Miles Per Hour

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Update: Rolling Stone/NBC: There was no race, 45 Miles Per Hour

They were only going 45 miles per hour? Huh?

Just wait, it gets even more interesting.

Here we go...

Paul Walker's Death Not Caused by Street Race: Police

Police investigating the car crash that killed actor Paul Walker Saturday do not believe the Porsche that the Fast & Furious star was riding in had been racing another car.


The vehicle was traveling at about 45 miles per hour near a curve where the speed limit drops to 15, an NBC reporter tweeted, citing unnamed sources.

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45 mph was the speed limit. How does a Porsche traveling at 45 mph get into an accident and blow up like that?

They were not racing. The closest thing to an accurate report of how fast they were travelling comes from an NBC reporter.

Related: Big questions in Walker crash probe

A 45-mph speed limit sign was on the light pole knocked down by the Porsche. A security camera video, which does not show the car itself, suggests that black smoke started to rise from the vehicle about a minute after the light pole and tree fell.


Skid marks on the asphalt near the crash site, which indicate a car had done doughnut spins, also are being examined, but Torp told CNN that he looked closely at the skid marks and believes they were left by a car with smaller tires.


In 2001, when the first "Fast & Furious" movie was released, Walker talked about the dangers of drag racing.

"Nothing would be worse than a 120-mile-an-hour blowout, on a surface street, you know, with pedestrians lining up and down. You know, it's just common sense, it's just not worth the risk factor," he said.

Authorities have ruled out drag racing in this accident, and those who knew Walker and Rodas say they were not the sort of people who would risk their lives and others' in a race.

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I think it is quite clear that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were NOT racing.

Rodas was driving the speed limit.

Roger Rodas was plenty capable of handling the Porsche. He wasn't just some car enthusiast friend either, he worked for Merrill Lynch too, and so happened to professionally race sports cars on the side.

Rodas, though, moved up through the ranks from Porsche-only series like the Pirelli Driver's Cup, where he won twice in 2012, into the Pirelli World Challenge, leading a two-car Ford Mustang Boss 302S team, sponsored by Always Evolving and charities that he and Walker supported. Rodas raced car number 52.


Rodas, who turned 38 a month ago, and his Rodas Group company were well known in financial circles in California, largely through an enduring relationship with the investment firm Merrill Lynch.

According to his biography, he was “instrumental in developing waste to energy power plants and wind farms in Central America,” and he was also owner of Cielo Recycling, a Central American recycling plant.

He was ranked by Barron's three years in a row as one of America's top financial advisers.

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Roger Rodas was Paul Walker's friend and financial advisor/manager.

As soon as I read, 'instrumental in developing waste to energy power plants and wind farms in Central America,' I couldn't help but think of how the CIA loves Central America so much and wishes nothing but rose pedals and lollipops for their people.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.