It was a very sad day in Santa Clarita today as fans of actor Paul Walker gathered at the site of the deadly car crash that took his life, as well as his friend Roger Rodas', last night. His "Fast & Furious" co-star Tyrese broke down in tears as he arrived at the memorial, and left a yellow flower behind while taking away a piece of the wreckage left at the scene to preserve his friend's memory. He later posted on Instagram:
At least I got to say I love you.... #OurLastExchange but our laughs and moments will live forever #ThisIsWorstThanMyWorstNightmare #GodiLoveYouAndiwillneverquestionYou.... But this I just don't understand #PaulForeverFamily #MyHeartHurtsSoBad please pray for his daughter and family...
I will keep your energy with me forever #AshesOfAnAngel fast family around the world we live you and we love you Paul is the heartbeat of this franchise and were gonna see to it that his energy and presence lives on forever #myhearthurtssobad
Meanwhile, more details have come out surrounding the incident, and it looks as though his 15-year-old daughter Meadow was near the scene when it all happened. According to an eyewitness that spoke with E! News, Paul Walker and his friend Roger drove off in his Porsche from the site of a charity event when moments later everyone heard a loud massive explosion.
"They kept his daughter off to the side, so she wouldn't know what was going on until they really know what had happened.
The 15-year-old "was in pieces," Torp revealed.
Rodas' young son, who was at the event with his father, heard the crash, saw the smoke and ran over to fiery scene, only to see his dad in the burning vehicle.
"The saddest part for me, is when Rogers's wife came there not knowing what had happened and that little boy told his mom and was crying," Torp explained.
Walker's best friend, Newt, tried to help his longtime pal by running over to the car and "did everything he could" to try and rescue the Fast and Furious star. "That was his best friend," Torp said about Newt. "He didn't care, he wanted to get his friend out of the car. The sheriff detained him and put him in the car so he wouldn't get hurt."
While Torp didn't know Walker personally, he revealed that the toughest part for him is "knowing two great people tried in a tragic car accident. "I knew the repercussions would hit a lot of people," Torp said. "A lot of fans that were down at the fundraiser were crying." "There were 20 people at the time trying to put fire out," Torp added. "Friends, employees, [there was] nothing they could do."
Torp held back tears when describing the reaction of everyone on scene once they realized the pair was dead, but stressed the importance of keeping Reaching Out Worldwide alive. "I hope good will follow," Torp said. "That's what Paul wants."