Autopsy Reveals Details About How Paul Walker Died
The official autopsy released by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office today shows that Paul Walker died from both the crash's impact and the subsequent fire.
The report also formally identifies Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, as the driver of the Porsche. Rodas' cause of death was listed by the coroner as only "multiple traumatic injuries," indicating he may have died on impact. The autopsy was initially delayed because of the condition of the bodies, and Walker and Rodas had to be formally identified by their dental records.
Video footage also shows that a full minute passed between the initial impact and the fire that followed, CNN reports.
Rodas and Walker were killed during a joyride in Santa Clarita. Walker was in town for a charity event to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The coroner's report labeled their deaths an accident, and investigators are looking into speed as a factor in the crash.
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