Paul Walker's fatal car crash is the subject of a lawsuit

The driver's widow is suing Porsche for unspecified damages.
By Karen Butler   |   May 13, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- The widow of the driver in the fiery car crash that also killed actor Paul Walker last year is suing Porsche Cars North America for negligence, wrongful death and product liability.

Officials determined the cause of the crash that killed Walker and Roger Rodas was the high rate of speed Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when he slammed into a light post on a street in Santa Clarita, Calif.

However, Rodas' wife Kristine filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court Monday, claiming faulty mechanics and a lack of safety features were to blame for the men's deaths.

"The Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose," the lawsuit said.

Kristine Rodas is suing for unspecified damages and has requested a jury trial.

Walker was best known for his work in the Fast and the Furious car-racing film franchise.

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