Ashlie Walker, Paul Walker’s sister, says she’s upset with the rumors going around that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were drag racing before the fiery crash that killed them both.
Ashlie, 37, said that Walker and Rodas were “absolutely not racing.”
“That’s a complete lie,” she told the Daily Mail. “It hurts us when we hear these lies and it makes our grief worse and more painful.
‘These are irresponsible allegations and people are trying to make out speed and racing was the reason for his death when it was just a terrible accident.”
(AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)
Paul Walker, 40, died on November 30 after the crash in Valencia, California.
Walker and Rodas had just left an event for Walker’s charity that was raising funds to help Filipinos impacted by the recent Typhoon Yolanda.
As of December 18, investigators still haven’t made public any official reports of why Rodas crashed the car.
They previously said that Rodas was speeding but haven’t followed up yet. Officials did rule out a theory that posited that there was a second car involved in the crash, which would have indicated drag racing.
Top: People pay their respects to Paul Walker at the site of his crash in Valencia, California. Bottom: Photos and messages at the site. (AP Photos/Nick Ut)
A friend added that the family was working on coming to terms with the death.
“Paul was a wonderful man and the best person you could ever meet. We are all totally distraught and beside ourselves with grief,” the family member said.
“We seek comfort in their love and our faith,” the family member added, referring to Mormonism. “We definitely believe that Paul has gone to a better place.”
Walker’s body was cremated, then buried on December 14 in a small funeral attended only by family and close friends.