Paul Walker died of trauma and burn injuries says Coroner

The "Fast and the Furious" star did not die from the impact of the crash alone.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Dec. 4, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The L.A. County Coroner's Office has released the results of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas' autopsies.

According to the report, Walker died of the combined effects of the traumatic and thermal injuries he sustained during a fiery crash Saturday meaning he did not die from the impact, but burned to death after his Porsche GT crashed into a tree and a pole and caught fire.

Rodas, who was driving the car, died from multiple traumatic injuries suffered upon impact. Burning was not listed as a factor in his death.

The Coroner added that the toxicology report for both men will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.

Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, were identified using dental records as their body's were too badly burned to be distinguished after the incident.


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