New details reveal that “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker, who died last year in a fatal car accident in Southern California, was reportedly traveling at more than 100 mph in a friend’s car at the time of the accident.
An autopsy report was obtained by PageSix on Friday and reveals:
Walker, 40, died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” and suffered fractures of his spine, jaw, collarbone, pelvis, right wrist and left arm, the Los Angeles County coroner’s report said.
His body was found in a “pugilistic stance” — or defensive position — as if he was bracing for the impact.
He may have lived for seconds after the crash. “Scant soot” was found in his trachea, indicating he may have taken a last breath as the sports car became an inferno.
Walker’s body was so badly burned that no organs were suitable for transplant, the autopsy said.
No traces of drugs or alcohol were found in the remains of Walker or the driver, Roger Rodas, his friend and business partner.
The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was going so fast, the impact nearly split the car in half.
The report said the car was going at “approximately 100+ mph” eastbound in Santa Clarita. Skid marks indicate the Porsche spun about 90 degrees and smashed into a sidewalk to the south.
The driver’s side crashed into a tree and a lamppost. But the car spun another 90 degrees until Walker’s passenger side crunched into a tree “and the vehicle burst into flames,” the report said.
Rodas, 38, was also horribly burned and suffered a head injury that exposed his brain.
The report did not assign blame for the tragedy. “For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle,” it said.
The autopsy also failed to conclude whether Walker and Rodas were wearing seat belts.
The Porsche was a limited-production model and was capable of going from zero to 100 mph in seven seconds.
Walker died during a Thanksgiving break from the filming of “Fast and Furious 7.”
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