Paul Walker’s Dad Says Family of Driver in Crash Owes Him $1.8M

A little over a year ago, film star Paul Walker, known for his role in the Fast and Furious film franchise, was killed in a car accident while riding with his friend, business partner, and fellow race car enthusiast Roger Rodas. The accident left many in Hollywood stunned and nearly devastated the families of the two well-loved men who’d just left a party for a disaster relief charity they sponsored.

Now, the father of Paul Walker has filed court documents claiming full or partial ownership of a collection of cars that Paul and Roger had amassed during their partnership. The cars total about 30 exotic and performance cars of various values. Walker’s father estimates that his late son’s portion of ownership totals about $1.8 million which may or may not have been part of the $25 million total net worth of Paul Walker’s estate upon his death. That estate was bequeathed to Walker’s daughter, Meadow, now sixteen years of age.

The Rodas family has disputed the claim with the court, via their lawyer, but has not publicly stated their position outside of that. The argument is likely to go to court as the claim is against the estate of Roger Rodas. Walker Sr. is the caretaker of Paul Walker’s estate until Meadow comes of age.

Kristine Rodas, Roger Rodas’s wife, filed a lawsuit against Porsche alleging that they built an unsafe car that was that did not have the proper safety equipment.

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Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at