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Car in Paul Walker crash going more than 100 mph before deadly crash

Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

While "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker and business partner and Pirelli World Challege racer Roger Rodas did not have drugs or alcohol in their systems when they died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30, speed was a factor in the crash according to a published report issued by the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Friday.

According to a detailed report in the Los Angeles Times, the car Rodas was driving -- a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT -- was traveling at more than 100 mph before the crash. The report continues that the car "spun and drifted south, its driver side smashing into a curb, then a tree and a light pole before it spun 180 degrees, hit a second tree and burst into flames."

The impact split the car in half, and the two -- Walker was the lone passenger in the car -- were believed to have been killed instantly.

It is still unknown why Rodas lost control of the car in what is described as an industrial area in Santa Clarita, Calif. The two had just left a charity event.




By Mike Pryson