The autopsy report of Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas has been released following their tragic deaths in November and it makes for unpleasant reading.
Speculation has been surrounding the speed at which Walker and Rodas were travelling and the LA country coroner has indicated that the Porsche Carrera GT was travelling at ‘approximately 100mph’, though this isn’t the final judgement. Porsche engineers are set to meet with LA police to further investigate the speed.
If this speed is correct however, it would mean that Rodas was driving at 55mph over the 45mph limit.
The report goes onto describe the fatal accident in further step by step detail:
For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around… The vehicle then struck a curb, and the driver’s side of the vehicle struck a tree and then a light post. The force of these collisions caused the vehicle to spin 180 degrees and continue in an easterly direction. The passenger side of the vehicle then struck another tree and burst into flames.
The most grim part of the autopsy is the descriptive condition that Paul’s body was found in which was ‘Too burnt for a visual ID and his organs were too damaged to be donated.’
The coroner concludes the report by citing the cause of death as the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.”