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.
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.
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.”