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The other person in the car who died alongside Paul Walker in a fiery crash last night has reportedly been identified as Roger Rodas, a retired race car driver.
According to a rep for Paul, the actor was in the passenger seat, meaning that Roger was driving the Porsche that veered off the road, hit a pole or tree, and caught on fire. The identification was made on a radio station in Santa Clarita, Calif., the town north of Los Angeles where the crash happened, by people who are said to be close to the situation. The ABC News affiliate in L.A. has also ID'd Roger as the driver.
Breaking News: Actor Paul Walker Has Died in a Car Accident
Roger was the CEO of a company called Always Evolving, which made high-end custom cars for clients. He and Paul reportedly met through the luxury car community, which the actor got involved in after starring in the Fast and Furious movies. The two often raced cars together, and Roger was also involved with Paul's charity, Reach Out Worldwide, which raised money for victims of natural disasters. The pals were reportedly on their way back from a Reach Out fundraiser for victims of the Philippines typhoon when the accident took place.
Our thoughts go out to Roger's loved ones.