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According to TMZ, ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker died in a single car accident in Santa Clarita, CA. Walker, 40, was in a Porsche when the driver of the vehicle lost control and slammed into a post or a tree before bursting into flames.

The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed. Law enforcement is still on the scene, and we’re told the L.A. County Coroner’s Office is on the way.

Updates are to be available as more news surfaces.

UPDATE (8:50 CST) CBS Local 2 is confirming that two people were killed in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita though the county coroner has to determine the victim’s identities & cause of death.

UPDATE (9:08 CST) TMZ tweets:

UPDATE: (9:17 CST) Official statement posted on Walker’s Facebook & Twitter pages: