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Paul Walker's Daughter Awarded $10M In Settlement For Crash That Killed Her Father

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The daughter of Paul Walker received $10.1 million in a settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas, the man who was driving when the car crashed in 2013, killing himself and Walker.The L.A. Times reports that the settlement was actually reached in 2014, but the information had yet to surface until now, possibly because the name on the court documents was just listed as "Meadow W." Of that $10 million granted by the Rodas estate, around $7 million of it was placed in a trust for Meadow. Records show that nearly $3 million was set aside for Meadow's legal fees.

A report in 2014 found that the cause of the crash was speed. Meadow's attorney Jeff Milam told TMZ that Rodas was partly to blame for the fatal accident, even though he was "not directing the car through any particularly unsafe maneuvers when it went out of control."

Last year, Meadow sued Porsche, claiming that the car had major design flaws, and was a reason for the crash.

Milam told the Times Friday that news of the settlement shouldn't effect the pending lawsuit against Porsche. The lawsuit alleges that the car was traveling 63 to 71 mph when it lost control, while previous investigators reports said that it was traveling at least 90 mph. "Our lawsuit on behalf of Meadow against Porsche AG— a $13-billion corporation—intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker's death."

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Milam added that Rodas was killed instantly upon impact, while Walker "was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle's defects."