A new police report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department revealed the cause of the fatal car crash that killed actor, Paul Walker, and his friend Roger Rodas. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s traffic collision experts have determined that the accident occurred due to the speed of the car.
The car was going 80 to 93 mph on a 45 mph road. Commander Mike Parker stated, “Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions. During the examination, it was determined that an aftermarket exhaust system had been installed which would have increased the engine’s horsepower”. The toxicology report also proved that Walker and Rodas were not under any alcohol or drug influence. After conducting autopsies on both men, the office confirmed that Rodas died of multiple traumatic injuries, and Walker died from traumatic and thermal injuries. Parker added “The Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s investigators also consulted with experts from the Porsche and Michelin Corporations as part of their investigation. There was evidence that both Walker and Rodas wore seat belts and that the airbags deployed for both the driver and the passenger”.