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Paul Walker autopsy released: Devastating news for Paul Walker

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Paul Walker's autopsy has been released after a brief lockdown on Dec. 4. According to ABC7, autopsies for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were completed on Tuesday. The LA County Coroner has released the autopsy results which were heartbreaking for Paul Walker's family, friends, and fans (less for Rodas because of his cause of death).

"Walker was a passenger in the Porsche Carrera GT and died from 'effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.' The driver, 38-year-old Roger Rodas, succumbed to 'multiple traumatic injuries,' the report concluded," according to ABC7. This means that Paul Walker died in the fire and Roger Rodas died from injuries directly related to the impact.

Paul Walker's autopsy was released on Wednesday afternoon but there are some details still pending. For instance, a toxicology report has been sent out and those results are expected in six to eight weeks. It's unclear whether or not police believe that alcohol could have been a factor in this crash -- but toxicology reports are pretty standard. Since Walker and Rodas left an event just before the accident, there is a chance that Rodas could have been drinking -- but for that to be a cause of the accident is unlikely.

Right now, police are still investigating the crash. Police do believe that speed was a factor, which seems obvious.

Paul Walker's autopsy was released suddenly -- most people thought they would have had to wait days after reports that the autopsy results were secured by the coroner. This news is still so devastating.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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