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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker: Need for speed could have been behind death

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Fast & Furious star Paul Walker’s death from a fatal car crash leaves a huge hole in the lives of many. Friends, family and fans mourn the self-proclaimed “adrenaline junkie” whose death could have been caused by a need for speed.

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Speed wasn’t just for the roles Paul Walker, 40, would choose. It was a way of life for him. In the years prior to his death, Paul Walker received five speeding tickets.

The California Highway Patrol cited Paul Walker five times between the years of 2005 and 2008. On July 29, 2008, Walker was cited for being an unlicensed motorcycle driver. He also received a citation for having no proof of insurance.

Walker failed to appear at his court appearance for these citations and ended up having to shell out a fine of $757. On October 20, 2011, Walker paid a fine of $170 for a citation he received for a failure to stop and texting while driving.

This past weekend, Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas were killed in a fiery car crash. Rodas was driving a Porsche Carerra GT while Walker was in the passenger seat.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s department revealed that they have an eyewitness that claimed the car Walker was in was “traveling alone at a high rate of speed” when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California. Rodas was believed to have been driving over 100 mph in the seconds leading up to the fatal crash.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Cohen stated that, “Naturally, from an investigative standpoint, we need to find out if that is one of the issues.”

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