Police warn fans to stop doing stunts as tribute to Paul Walker at crash site

4 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Police in the United States (US) city where Fast And Furious star Paul Walker died warned fans on Monday against "burning rubber" near the spot where he was killed, as they probed the fatal car crash. They issued the caution after reports of people pulling stunt manoeuvres on the stretch of road in Santa Clarita, north-west of Los Angeles, where Walker died in a fiery smash on Saturday.

A makeshift shrine has sprung up at the place where Walker was killed when the red Porsche sports car he was traveling in slammed into a tree and caught fire.But some fans of the blockbuster franchise have apparently been paying tribute by pulling hotrod stunts on the four-lane stretch of road where the accident occurred.

One manoeuvre reported was drifting, an illegal technique in which the driver intentionally oversteers, causing the rear wheels to skid and making the car slide from side to side, reports The Straits Times.

"We sent deputies to the accident location this morning after we started getting reports of drivers burning rubber and spinning tires at the site," said Santa Clarita sheriff's office spokesman Richard Cohen. So far I haven't had any reports of any drivers being cited or arrested... But we have deputies there to stop that behaviour if it happens again."

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