The Porsche that actor Paul Walker was riding in when he was killed was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it crashed back in November, stated the final coroner’s report on the respective deaths of Walker and car driver Roger Rodas. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.
The released report states that Walker’s business partner and close friend Rodas, who had been behind the wheel during the fiery crash, tested negative for any type of drugs or alcohol. Walker did as well. The coroner tested their bodies for traces of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA and opiates. Nothing was detected in either individual and the toxicology reports for each man came back clean.
The deaths have been officially determined accidental, being caused by an automobile colliding with a fixed object. This report was released to the public on Friday morning by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Walker, who rose to fame staring in of the fast street racing movie franchise Fast & Furious, was sitting on the passenger side of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, and Rodas was doing the driving that fateful day.
The car ended up crashing into a light pole and then exploded into flames in an office park that was located in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, California. That small city is around 30 miles to the north of Hollywood.
Walker, age 4o, and Rodas, age 38, both had been in the city for a fundraiser benefiting Walker’s charity known as Reach Out Worldwide.
A witness had stated that he saw Rodas lose control of the Porsche, and then the car partially spun around before it ended up striking the curb and then a tree and smashed into the light post, on the driver’s side. All the different collisions caused the vehicle to begin to spin around once again, and caused the car to then hit a tree on the passenger’s side causing it to burst into flames.
The Los Angeles county coroner declared that Rodas had died of numerous traumatic injuries, while Walker died from the collective effects of both thermal and also traumatic injuries. The coroner’s report stated that Walker suffered from extreme scorching of the skin and epidural clotting. The traumatic injuries he experienced included having fractures to the left clavicle, left mandible, left humerus, having many ribs fractured and numerous pelvic fractures as well.
As of this time, the seventh film installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise, which had stopped production when Walked passed away, is now giving a brand new release date of April 10, 2015. This news is according to Universal Pictures. The studio says that Paul Walker will appear in the seventh film, right along with movie co-star Vin Diesel.
The Porsche that Walker was riding in when he was killed was traveling over 100 miles per hour when it crashed back in November. That is the final report of the Los Angeles county coroner. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.
By Kimberly Ruble