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This Is The Guy Who Was Driving The Car That Killed Actor Paul Walker
Published on December 2, 2013

Who is Roger Rodas? Profile of the driver who died in car crash with Paul Walker.

Here's what you need to know about Roger Rodas - the driver on Walker's fateful journey.

Roger Rodas has been named as the driver in the fatal accident that killed film star Paul Walker.

The 38-year-old was driving a Porsche Carrera GT which lost control and hit a tree before bursting into flames.

Pictures from the scene show the true extent of the tragic car crash that claimed the friends' lives.

There is no suggestion anyone was to blame for the crash which happened when the car hit a tree and before bursting into flames in Los Angeles.

Here's what you need to know about Roger Rodas - the driver on Walker's fateful journey.

He owned a car customization business

Rodas was the co-owner of a car customization business in Santa Clarita, California.

Fast & Furious star Walker was named also named as a co-owner of the Always Evolving shop which describes itself as "The source for all of your automotive passions."

He raced with Walker

Roads and Walker had raced each other in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. According to Auto Week, they raced at a number of other racing events including 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

It's claimed Walker's busy schedule meant he was unable to be involved as much as he would have liked.

He did a lot of charity work

They are big charity workers and were on their way to an event for Walker's founded fundraiser Reach Out Worldwide.

The charity was part of an aid response team to help those connected to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Rodas also did charity work for The Asomugha Foundation. Was a petrol head but kept it green

He also owned a recycling plant in Central America and is also active in "waste to energy power plants and wind farms".

Walker previously said of their charitable efforts: "Instead of just writing a check, we're seeing how much more bang for the buck we can get by giving of ourselves and spending every dollar on the cause. It gives you a lot of hope."

He was Walker's financial adviser

It's reported Rodas was "one of America's top wealth management advisors" and apparently boasted an impressive list of clients in his portfolio.

His relationship with Walker was not just on a personal level but the pair turned professional as Rodas became Walker's financial advisor, according to a Merrill Lynch profile.

The same piece writes how Rodas had worked at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America for 20 years and has been named on a list of America's Top 1000 Financial Advisers in 2010, 2011, 2012.

His best competitive race was in Walker's Mustang

He's had eight competitive races. In April, he crashed into a wall at a Pirelli World Challenge practice session.

So he could finish the race, Walker loaned his Ford Mustang Boss 302S and achieved his best position with a second place finish in the Pirelli Porsche Driver's Cup Series championship in 2012.

His World Challenge profile states he was a native of El Salvador but lived in California.

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