Paul Walker Coroner Report: No Drugs, Alcohol But Car Was Going 100 MPH
There are new details today on the death of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas.
According to the final report from the Los Angeles County coroner, the Porsche Carrera GT the two men were traveling in was topping 100 mph when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California, on Nov. 30.
While speed has always been suspected as a factor in the fatal accident, the final report cites no mechanical failure. And according to toxicology results, neither drugs nor alcohol were in Walker or Rodas's systems at the time they were killed.
"For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around," the report reads. The vehicle then struck a curb, tree, and light post while spinning 180 degrees before bursting into flames. "The vehicle was totaled with major traffic collision damage all around, and it appeared that the vehicle was almost split in half."
Walker, 40, suffered "thermal burns with diffuse charring" and his death was caused by combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries. Rodas, 38, who was driving the vehicle, also died of traumatic injuries.
The actor was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles on Dec. 14, where nearly 50 family members and friends gathered to pay their respects.
However, his death is still fresh for many.
Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star Vin Diesel posted on Thursday about the "painful void" that he's been left with.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Walker's family has encouraged fans to donate to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, which he was supporting at the time of his death.