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Crash Which Killed Paul Walker Was Caused by 'Unsafe Speed'

March 26, 2014 (1:58 am) GMT
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Mike Parker says that the cause of fiery car crash which killed Walker and his friend Roger Rodas was 'unsafe speed for the roadway conditions.'
Paul Walker

More info of the fatal car crash which killed has been released. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Mike Parker said on Tuesday, March 25 that speed was the cause of the accident, not mechanical failure.

"Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions," Parker said. The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT which was driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas traveled "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees." Speed limit for the Santa Clarita, California area was 45 mph.

Per autopsy results, both men did not consume alcohol or drugs prior to the accident which took place on November 30. They also wore seat belts when driving and the air bags were deployed when the car hit the tree and light pole.

The car, however, had a modified exhaust system which allowed it to go faster. The tires, which were more than 9 years old, might contribute to the accident.

According to coroner's report, Walker and Rodas were found in "pugilistic" stance, which means they were bracing for impact. He suffered from fractures on left jawbone, collarbone, pelvis, ribs, spine, right wrist and left arm while Rodas "rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma."

Walker was taking part in "Fast and Furious 7" when he died at the age of 40. The production of the movie was halted for months, but will resume this month.

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