Paul Walker’s Father Sues Roger Rodas' Family Over Car Collection

Jan 03, 2015 08:00 AM EST | Matt Mercuro


Paul Walker's father is suing the estate of Rodger Rodas and is looking for $1.8 million from his family for holding cars belonging to his late son, according to

The "Fast and Furious" star and his friend died on Nov. 30, 2013 during a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, which is located northwest of Los Angeles, when the vehicle crashed into a tree and a light pole.

Walker and Rodas, who was behind the wheel at the time of the incident, weren't just buddies, they were also business partners, co-owning the racing shop "Always Evolving" in Valencia, C.A.

The lawsuit claims that Rodas' family currently has a number of "automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned" by Walker, according to Entertainment Weekly

Rodas' family has rejected that claim however, according to TMZ. Walker's father, who is acting as the executor of the actor's estate, is demanding that either the vehicles be returned or the family be given Walker's "proportionate share of any sales proceeds derived from the sale of such vehicles."

In May, it was revealed that cars were being sold through private brokers. Walker's collection supposedly included a late-model BMWs, several Ford Mustangs, Audis and Porsches, according to EW.

"I feel his presence every day," Walker's father said, in a statement to E! News, on his son's first death anniversary. "I miss talking to him a great deal. He had a good heart."

Walker was 40 when he died in the crash, which took place during shooting of the seventh installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise. The movie's production was temporarily halted following the crash so that the studio could decide what to do about the scenes Walker had yet to film.

Walker will still be featured in the movie, which is scheduled to be released on April 3, 2015, after originally being scheduled for a July 2014 release. 

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