VALENCIA (CBSLA.com) — Fans were continuing to flock to Valencia on Thursday to visit the crash site of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker.
KCAL9’s Randy Paige reports that the parade of people hasn’t let up on Hercules Street, where Walker and a friend were killed Saturday in a single-vehicle collision.
Some visitors were acquaintances of the 40-year-old actor. Lynn Jereza said her husband worked with Walker when he was just starting out as a young actor.
“He’s so young and so handsome. It’s so sad,” Jereza said.
Mourners brought flowers and left messages on the tree truck charred in the accident.
“My boys had met him four or five years ago in Santa Barbara and they walked up to him and they said, ‘Hey, you’re the race car driver.’ He said, ‘Sometimes.’ When this happened, I said to the boys, ‘This is just like James Dean,’” Gary Anderson said.
Helene Tran and her daughter, Gianna, found bits of vehicle metal in the charred Earth and dug them up with their bare hands.
“Paul Walker was an amazing person and his death, I think, is really going to change my life from here on out. So these are in memory,” she said.
A memorial Facebook page set up by fans announced a tribute at the crash site at noon on Sunday.
Fans were asked to drive slow and be cautious when approaching the area. So far, thousands of people posted that they plan to attend.