This is just so sad… We’ve learned that Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, was attending her father’s charity event for Reach Out Worldwide, which was raising money to help those in the Philippines. Moments after the crash happened near the event everyone rushed over to find out what was going on and if the men in the car were okay, including his daughter. Meadow was kept away from the scene as emergency services fought to save Paul and his friend Roger Rodas, which was the driver of the vehicle.
Meadow Walker is Paul’s only child with his ex, Rebecca McBrain. The teen recently moved in with her dad in his California home. Walker opened up in an interview and had this to say:
“I’m grateful I had her at 25 and not 20 because, at 40 and 15, we’re matching up sweet! She’s been with her mom her whole life and she wants a relationship with her pops. It’s working out really well right now.”
Paul’s father spoke out about how he and his family are coping during this terrible time. He specifically said, “Meadow’s taking it really tough but there again she has family around her and some very very loving friends and everybody they’re all close. There’s a lot of hugging. A lot of hand-holding. Wonderful people coming telling us how sorry they are.”
We’ve also learned that the driver of the Porsche GT was former race car driver Roger Rodas. He also leaves behind two young children. According to sources, his 8-year-old son also witnessed the horrible crash. The young boy tried to get help to save his father, eyewitness Jim Torp told HollywoodLife.com.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their family and friends during this difficult time.