VALENCIA (CBSLA.com/AP) — The sounds of high-performance car engines filled the air Sunday as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts headed to Valencia to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the “Fast & Furious” actor died in a car crash.
The memorial, planned through social media, was scheduled to begin at noon, but mourners began arriving hours beforehand to leave flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other tributes. Throughout the afternoon, thousands of people, including entire families with children, dropped by.
A sheriff’s department spokesperson told CBS2’s Greg Mills as many as 5,000 people attended the memorial.
Many arrived in cars built for speed, and the sounds of engines revving echoed close to where Walker and his friend died on Nov. 30.