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Thermal injuries in autopsy: Paul Walker cause of death cited, died in car crash

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Severe thermal injuries have been cited as Paul Walker’s cause of death in his recently revealed autopsy, combined with a deadly fire and the sudden impact of a car crash this week in Los Angeles. The beloved “Fast & Furious” star is believed to have been in a vehicle that was going upwards of 90 mph when the accident occurred and Walker’s Porsch collided head-on into a pole and caught flame, AsianAge News confirms this Dec. 5, 2013.

These thermal injuries are asserted to have been so harsh that it was almost impossible to identify the body of Paul Walker following the aftermath of the tragic and fatal car crash. According to the autopsy report, the handsome 40-year-old and his close friend Roger Rodas were killed nearly instantly this Nov. 30 when the car slammed into the pole, causing a violent fire.

The men have been cited in the cause of death results to have been killed due to “multiple traumatic and thermal injuries.” According to witnesses, it was Roger Rodas, not Paul Walker, who was in fact driving the vehicle at the time of the deadly car crash. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner and Coroner offered these official findings.

Both the deaths of Walker and Rodas have been declared accidents. However, following the thermal injuries report, there is also an autopsy-toxicology analysis underway to determine if there were any drugs or alcohol in either man’s system at the time of the car accident. This analysis is expected to take at least another two weeks to fully complete.

Investigators at the scene of the crime say that the car was likely going at least 90 mph when it crashed into the pole.

Both fellow family and friends as well as fans of the “Fast & Furious” actor have taken to Facebook, Twitter, and public media sources to mourn the loss of the good-hearted star. A majority of people still simply seemed stunned at the shocking and tragic loss of Paul Walker.

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