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Coroner: Paul Walker Died of ‘Traumatic and Thermal Injuries’

December 4, 2013

Originally posted on Variety:

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the cause of deaths of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, while also officially identifying both men killed last weekend in a car accident.

Walker, a passenger in the vehicle, died from “traumatic” and burn injuries, while Rodas died from “multiple traumatic injuries.”

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The coroner’s report indicates Walker was traumatically injured when Rodas’ Porsche GT crashed along the side of road and subsequently died after the vehicle caught fire.

Toxicology results are still pending. The estimated completion time frame for toxicology will be six to eight weeks.

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The coroner ruled both deaths as accidents.

Saturday’s single-car crash occurred on a four-lane road in Santa Clarita, Calif. after Walker and Rodas had attended a local charity event.

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