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Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mph
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:43:36 PM »

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver, according to a coroner's report released Friday.

Roger Rodas, Walker's friend and financial adviser, was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at an unsafe speed, and witnesses interviewed by deputies estimated it was going 100 mph or more.

No alcohol or drugs were detected in the system of either man on the day of the fiery one-car crash.

The Nov. 30 deaths were ruled accidents and were due to combined traumatic and thermal injuries, the report said. It said both men were burned over 100 percent of their bodies.

Rodas had fourth-degree burns on his head and neck and severe skull fractures, the report said.

Walker had broken bones throughout his body including his jaw, arm, ribs and pelvis, it said.

Investigators found no mechanical problems with the Porsche or debris or other problems on the roadway in an industrial park in Santa Clarita about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The car slammed into a tree and a light pole on the driver's side then after spinning, hit a second tree on Walker's side of the car and caught fire.

The report says the red Porsche was traveling "at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph," according to a deputy who took testimony from witnesses at the scene.

"For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle," the report says.

The Sheriff's Department had previously cited speed as a factor in the crash, but had released no estimate of how fast the Porsche was going.

Sheriff's investigators are working with Porsche officials and the California Highway Patrol to determine the speed more exactly. Three data recorders

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