The location where Paul Walker died in a car crash.
Crash Site Location in Santa Clarita, California, United States.
This is the exact location where Hollywood actor Paul Walker died in a car crash.
It is situated on Hercules Street in the city of Santa Clarita, which is roughly 30 miles north of Los Angeles, California.
At around 3:30 p.m. on November 30th, 2013, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were driving along this street in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when the vehicle spun out of control.
The car struck a lamp post and two trees before bursting into flames. Both of the men suffered serious traumatic injuries and were burnt beyond recognition.
According to the Los Angeles County coroner's office, Paul Walker died because of the combined effects of the impact and the resulting fire.
Investigators determined that the vehicle was driving nearly twice the speed limit at the time. Furthermore, it was fitted with two nine-year-old tires. Although the mileage on the car was very low, it is likely that the tires had become overcured and hard over time.
Where did Paul Walker crash?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
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The full address for this location is:
Paul Walker Memorial
The road is in a business park in the north-west outskirts of Santa Clarita. It is relatively close to Interstate 5.
Photos of the location and other related images.
An aerial image of Hercules Street, which is close to the Rye Canyon Business Park in Santa Clarita.
The red circle pinpoints the area where the vehicle struck a lamp post and two trees. The red arrow shows the direction that the pair were driving in.
Inset is a photograph of Walker with his longtime friend Roger Rodas. Rodas was a financial planner who managed the wealth management department for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was also the owner of a racing shop in Los Angeles.
Rodas was driving the car when it spun out of control.
A Google Street View image of Hercules Street. This was taken in November of 2020. The speed limit at the time was 45 mph. However, Rodas and Walker were travelling between 80-93 mph.
Inset is a photograph of the wrecked 2005 Porsche Carrera GT.
The car hit a lamp post.
The car hit a concrete lamp post before crashing into a tree.
The tree that Paul Walker's car crashed into is no longer present at the site. It has since been replaced by a large shrub.
On the right, you can see skid marks on the road. According to the police, this is a popular spot for motorists who want to "test" their performance cars. This is because the road is large, straight and relatively quiet, especially outside of normal business hours.
Locals refer to this roadway as the "Hercules Loop".
This map shows the route that Walker and Rodas took in the lead-up to the crash. It was 0.7 miles long and it would have taken them less than two minutes to drive it.
That day, the pair were attending a charity event called "Winter Drive" at 28309 Constellation Road. Winter Drive was marketed as an "automotive event" and toy drive. Paul's charity "Reach Out Worldwide" was one of the main organizers.
At some point before 3:20 p.m., Walker and Rodas decided to take the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for a test drive. The vehicle was owned by Rodas' racing store, which purchased it during the spring of 2013.
After heading west along Constellation Road, the pair turned right and continued northbound on Kelly Johnson Parkway. It seems as though Rodas lost control of the Porsche shortly after they turned onto Hercules Street.
According to car experts, the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT can be difficult and "tricky" to drive because it lacks electronic stability control. This may have played a huge role in the crash.
This is a Google Street View image from 2011. It was taken nearly two years before the accident.
The Porsche struck the tree that we have circled in red.
To the right of the tree, you can see an exposed pipe near the ground. Shortly after the crash, there was online speculation that this pipe belonged to a gas line.
However, a representative from the utility company SoCalGas confirmed that it was just a water line.
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