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Paul Walker Porsche Hit 100 mph Before Crash, Coroner Says
Terrible new details have emerged regarding the death of Paul Walker. According to an autopsy report, the Porsche that Walker and Rodas were speeding in hit 100 mph before slamming into a tree, causing Walker's body to be burned beyond recognition.The report from the L.A. Coroner's office, first obtained by TMZ, claims that the late Fast and Furious actor suffered gruesome burn and impact injuries, and his body was so thoroughly burned that his organs were unable to be donated. Walker also suffered multiple fractures to his pelvic area, jaw, collarbone, ribs and upper arm.
The report also claims that Walker's body was found in a "pugilistic stance," meaning that Walker's body contracted and his arms were raised due to the searing heat. Traces of soot collected in Walker's trachea suggest that he was briefly alive in the seconds after the crash, but the report claims that Walker and friend Roger Rodas died almost instantly. Rodas also suffered horrific injuries, including a massive head injury that left his brain exposed.
Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the accident, according to the report.
An initial autopsy report said that Walker died from both the crash's impact and the subsequent fire, while Rodas died from "multiple traumatic injuries."
Walker and Rodas were killed on Nov. 30 when their 2005 Porsche Carrera GT slammed into a pole and a tree in Valencia during a Typhoon Haiyan benefit event that was put on by Walker's charity.
Ed. note: Story was corrected to properly define the "pugilistic stance." An earlier version stated that Walker assumed the stance to brace for the crash.
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