Paul Walker Cause of Death Determined

Paul Walker Cause of Death Determined

The “Fast & Furious” actor died in fiery crash on Saturday

“Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries, the Los Angeles county coroner's office said Wednesday.

Walker's friend and business associate Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche that he and Walker were riding in when it wrecked Saturday afternoon, died of multiple traumatic injuries, the coroner found.

Also read: Paul Walker Death: ‘Fast & Furious 7' Shutting Down Production, Universal Says

Both deaths were found to be accidental. Toxicology results are still pending, with the results estimated to arrive in six to eight weeks.

The injuries were found to be sustained from “auto versus fixed object.”

Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, died in a fiery car wreck in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday, during a charity event for Walker's organization Reach Out Worldwide.

Also read: Paul Walker Death: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Calls ‘Fast and Furious’ Puzzle ‘Unfortunate’

Though initial reports suggested that a second car might have been involved, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said earlier this week that it had received no eyewitness accounts mentioning another vehicle. A spokesman for the department told TheWrap that, while the investigation had not entirely ruled out the possibility that drag racing was involved in the crash, investigators were moving more toward the possibility that the speed of a single vehicle as the cause of the accident.

On Wednesday, Universal Pictures announced that production had been shut down on “Fast & Furious 7” so that “we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”

  • claudiu

    ce naspa e ca murit el

  • claudiu

    osa ii induram pleacarea spre cer pentru ca nu a mai ramas cu noi sau cu familia lui o sa tinem la suflet ce sa intamplat cu el dar noi ori cum il iubim de unde e el si sa facem mai multe suflete din ceruri sa ne iubiasca de unde suntem noi pe pamant dar daca a murit totusi sa facem ziua de 2014 sa o memoram ca ziua de cand a plecat el de langa noi te iubesc paul waker de unde esti tu si sa facem in 2014 sa fie ziua cand sa iesim in strazi in toate tarile si sa ne aducem aminte de le ramas bun fratioare domnul sa te odicneasca in pace ramas bun actorul adica el este cel mai bun din lume

  • claudiu

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  • claudiu

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  • Michael Difani

    Another tragic death as one in a car driven by some speedfreak. I recall the Riverside International Speedway, a F1 world class track east of my hometown. It became the Moreno Valley Mall in the late 80s. In its heyday from the late 50s on it was ideal for those who can't stay below 80 or 90 mph, even on city streets.

  • VigilAnteAngel

    a good guy in Hollywood is a rarity…too bad he's gone so soon.