6K Fans Expected at Paul Walker Memorial

Sheriff's Dept. warns people about causing another crash
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2013 1:33 PM CST
6K Fans Expected at Paul Walker Memorial
Sheriff's deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.    (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

While the world is mourning Nelson Mandela, a very different public memorial will be held today in Santa Clarita, Calif.—for Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, the LA Times reports. The LA County Sheriff's Department is asking 6,000 expected visitors to obey parking regulations and not pull over on a curve in the road, as other fans have; a cluster of cars could surprise motorists and lead to another accident. "Sheriff’s deputies understand many people are choosing to visit the site to assist in the grieving process," said the Sheriff's Department. "Yet it is important to take legal safety measures to help avoid injury to people in the area." (See what happened to a teen who stole wreckage from Walker's fatal crash.)

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