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Previous reports have claimed that the sports car spun off the road, then smashed into three trees and a street lamp post, causing the car to burst into flames. Both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene.
The L.A. County Coroner’s office determined on December 4 that the 40-year-old actor had passed away from a combination of “traumatic and thermal injuries,” the star’s financial advisor Rodas is said to have died upon impact.
The Medical Examiner also said that both deaths were the result of an accident. Toxicology reports are still pending for both Walker and Rodas and are likely to take another seven weeks. (Reported on 13.12.2013)
Sunday (December 8) saw a memorial service held for the Eight Below actor which attracted around 8,000 attendees. The late actor’s rep told Us Weekly that future memorial plans his family make will be private.
It’s been revealed that it may take up to 90 days to confirm the cause of Paul Walker’s death, with detectives still investigating the scene of the Fast & Furious star’s car accident, which also killed his friend Roger Rodas.
The accident, which took place on November 30, saw the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that Rodas was driving spin out of control, and it may take another 90 days to determine why the driver lost control of the vehicle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’re creating a factual diagram — mapping the scene. To the extent that we can, we need to rule out mechanical failure. But the car is a mess,” Detective Jeff Maag told the publication.
The detective also reportedly told the mag that the car was moving at least 45 miles per hour before the collision.
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According to the statement, Walker did not die by the impact of the crash, and is believed to have been alive for a few seconds. It’s said that ultimately the fire caused by the impact was the cause of death. In the case of Roger Rodas, 38, the driver died on impact from severe injuries, and fire was not listed as a factor in his death.