High speed a factor in Paul Walker’s death

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Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – High speed, not mechanical failure, caused the fiery crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend who was driving the vehicle at more than 90 mph, according to a report released today.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol investigation, electronic information retrieved from the burned- out car’s computer systems determined that 38-year-old Roger Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at speeds up to 93 mph when the car smashed into a pole and a tree in Santa Clarita.
The coroner’s office stated in January that the car was likely being driven a more than 100 mph on Hercules Street at Kelly Johnson Parkway around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Rodas and Walker, 40, both died at the scene.
According to the sheriff’s investigation, the car’s tires were more than 9 years old, but there was no evidence of any mechanical failures, including the brakes.
There was also no evidence that Rodas and Walker were racing another vehicle, according to the report.

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