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Paul Walker died

at street racing site

The neighborhood where Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in a one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials.

Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree, then burst into flames. There is no evidence that they were racing another car, investigators said Monday.

The crash happened on a street that forms an approximately one-mile loop amid industrial office parks. It is rimmed by hills and relatively isolated from traffic, especially on weekends.

"It's well known out here that that's a hot spot for street racers," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Miler said.

- AP


Ferry theft reviewed

Officials are reviewing security for a commercial U.S.-to-Canada ferry service after they say a sex offender managed to steal one of the boats from the Seattle waterfront in a theft that raised the risk of collisions with barge traffic in a busy port area. Samuel Kenneth McDonough was arrested by a SWAT team that boarded a Victoria Clipper on Sunday, seven hours after the ship motored away and drifted in Elliott Bay. - AP

Shark kills fisherman

A kayak fisherman died Monday after a shark attack off Maui, local officials said. Officials received a report that a shark bit a man fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini, a small island less than three miles off Maui that is popular for diving and snorkeling. A friend took him to a snorkeling charter boat, which took them to shore. - AP