Paul Walker Death: Identification, Autopsies Delayed as Coroner Awaits Dental Records

Paul Walker Death: Identification, Autopsies Delayed as Coroner Awaits Dental Records

The “Fast and Furious” actor and his auto-tune shop partner Roger Rodas were reportedly too badly burned for visual ID

Paul Walker and his business partner Roger Rodas, who were killed in a fiery car wreck at a charity event in Santa Clarita on Saturday, will not be officially identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner or autopsied until their dental records are confirmed.

TMZ first reported Sunday that the bodies were too badly burned to be identified, and that authorities had submitted dental records that will hold up the process. A watch commander at the coroner's office had no information on the condition of the bodies but did note that neither Walker nor Rodas had been officially ID'd.

“As far as I know, no one has been identified,” she told TheWrap.

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The Facebook page of Always Evolving, the high-performance tune shop that Walker owned and Rodas ran as CEO, posted shortly after the crash Saturday afternoon that Walker was a passenger and died after the car slammed into a tree and burst into flames. Santa Clarita Valley-area AM news station KHTS later ID'd the driver as Rodas, citing an employee for one of Walker's companies.

Walker and Rodas had been taking part in an event for Reach Out Worldwide, a disaster relief organization that had been providing support to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Police later said that speed was a factor in the crash of the 2005 Porsche Carerra GT, an exotic car that's been described as scary to handle — even for an experienced driver like Rodas.

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A man who described himself as a friend of Walker's and spoke with a TMZ cameraman said people at the event got phone calls about a wreck, prompting several employees to grab fire extinguishers and speed to the scene.

“He was trapped. We could see him … he was unconscious. (The car) was engulfed in flames,” the man told TMZ. “We couldn't see the driver. I was trying to put out the flames, and his employees and brothers at heart were reaching into the car trying to undo his seat belt.”

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The man said at least seven fire extinguishers were spent but they couldn't put out the flames before firefighters arrived and took over.

“They put some of the employees in to squad cars because we wouldn't leave the scene,” the man said. “We wouldn't stop fighting.”

  • Burphelson AFB

    this is shockingly similar to the way James Dean went out. RIP Paul Walker, great actor and good person.

  • Cecilia Duran

    it doesn't matter what you are skin is only a color God made us the color we were ment to be stop being racist and just let them both rest in peace the only one that is and should judge them is God

  • shannon

    The world is full of ignorant people! Forget that he made movies he was some ones child father brother cousin so on he was human I'm sure his friend did not set out that day thinking he would be in this horrible accident he was a father a husband a son as well it don't matter the color of yourskin or where your from we are all equal we all are human there is just some people like the guy posting neg, comments that's just a special kind of stupid!!!!! May they both rest in piece you will be truly missed

  • mason636

    Yeah the dumb SOB is to dumb to have a career! Using a horrific event like losing these amazing people to run off at the mouth his foolish negative comments a fucking ass in its truest form. Ur tax dollars motherfucker if by any chance and I mean small u have a job the little u contribute is nothing but a rain drop in the ocean. Rip and may god be with ur families u both will dramaticly be missed

  • AJ

    Are you serious? Have some respect. RIP Walker an Rodas.

  • aldikasp

    Rodas looks like an Indian.

  • Dollface

    Ur kind died, in a horrible manner as I hope u do. Its crap like this that comes back to bite u in the azz just like Paul's burnt up azz.

  • smurray

    Tax Dollars, Please, your too stupid to have a job.

  • uranidiot

    you do realize the driver was a fucking Porsche racer? if you looked up anything about that specific car you could find that they were said to be dangerous and one wrong move and you could crash, other sources even say the steering went out seeing as if they were in a car they were trying to fix

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  • hockeyguy21

    dieniggerdie…I don't really want to stoop to your level, as you're clearly an illiterate, ignorant, racist who's intelligence level doesn't even rival my 8 year old son's, but I'm going to because I feel that's all you will understand. You are a piece of shit…period! To use a forum like this to rant your ignorant hateful garbage is disgraceful at the very least. I hope when YOU die everyone talks about what a complete asshole you are, and how much better off this world is without you in it. It's the least we can do to honor the person you are. They were 2 wonderful men who had just given a day of their lives to help people they didn't even know before this happened. I know people just like you, and they won't give 5 minutes to help people they DO know let alone people they don't. And don't write back to tell me you can feel and say anything you want, as that is certainly true and I won't argue it. BUT, keep in mind…people close to YOU are going to die one day. How would you like it if someone came out in a public forum and said the same type of crap you said about this man, and you read it? How would YOU feel?? Nevermind, don't bother answering that…I forgot, pieces of shit aren't capable of feeling.

  • Lakshay Sharma

    who the hell r u fucking ass hole!! paul and rojer were racing gods and who the hell r u to say against them i loved paul soo much and miss him too!