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Heads Up, Santa Clarita: Thousands Expected Today For Paul Walker Memorial

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A week after the tragic death of actor Paul Walker in a fiery car wreck, thousands of car enthusiasts will convene in Santa Clarita today at noon for a 'memorial meet.'

The official event page on Facebook boasts over 7,500 people who are scheduled to attend, with people coming from as far as Pennsylvania to pay respect. But if we know anything about Facebook events, about a third will actually show up, realistically lowering the projected attendance to around 2,500 (which is still a lot).

The mourners will convene around Hercules Street and Kelly Johnson Parkway, which is the closest corner to where Walker and friend Roger Rodas, met their ends. ABC 7 is reporting that police activity will be increased around the site, and residents are strongly urged to avoid the area where the mourners are expected to convene.