Paul Walker & Roger Rodas Were Not Street Racing

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Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas may have been driving down a street known to attract racers, but officials say they do not believe the two were racing, according to Fox News Latino.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a statement on Monday saying that "investigators have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed" and "no eyewitness has contacted the department to say there was a second vehicle."

E! News reports that a preliminary assessment revealed that Rodas was traveling at approximately 40 to 45 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone and he apparently lost control while reaching a bend, where the speed limit dropped to 15 mph.

Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, lost their life after the car slammed into a pole and it exploded in flames. According to Fox News Latino, the two friends were co-owners of an auto racing team named after Rodas' shop, Always Evolving.

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