Autopsy: Deaths In Paul Walker Crash Ruled As Accidents
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The coroner’s office today announced that autopsies on the bodies of actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas — killed on Nov. 30 in the fiery crash of a Porsche Carrera GT — showed that Walker died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries and Rodas died of multiple traumatic injuries, and that toxicology tests found neither drugs nor alcohol in either man’s system.
Walker, 40, was a passenger in the car driven by Rodas, 38, when it slammed into a pole and a tree on Hercules Street at Kelly Johnson Parkway about 3:30 p.m. that day.
“The decedent (Rodas) was driving a Porsche Carrera GT at an unsafe speed …,” the coroner’s office reported. “Both deaths have been ruled by the coroner to be accidents.”
The duo took the 600-horsepower car out for a ride after attending a charity event organized by Walker’s Reach Out WorldWide organization, which helps provide relief from natural disasters around the world.
Toxicology tests on Walker and Rodas showed “negative” for alcohol, and “not detected” for a number of drugs, including tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates and methamphetamines.
The autopsies were conducted on Dec. 3. The toxicology test results were deferred until today.