This is incredibly brave!
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What a sad timeline of events!
According to sources, when Paul arrived at the Always Evolving shop, which he co-owned with Roger Rodas, for their fundraiser, one of the employees was trying to back the Carrera GT into the shop but it kept stalling.
Roger then told the employee to get out, and got into the driver's seat himself. While Roger was backing up the Porsche, Paul came over and mentioned that he hadn't ridden in the car yet, so he hopped in the passenger seat, and Roger took him on a 20 minute test ride.
The accident occurred on the way back from their drive, only 500 yards away from the shop.
We wonder if the car stalled again, which perhaps caused Roger to lose control of the steering?
Meanwhile, Nute, Paul's best friend from childhood, tried to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher after the accident, even though both men appeared dead. When the fire department arrived and tried to pull Nute away, he punched a firefighter and was later placed in custody by police, along with several others of Paul and Roger's friends.
Police released them after realizing the circumstances.
Ugh! The sad developments that keep coming in this story makes it even more tragic.
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