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Paul Walker Crash

Cause Of Death Revealed

Trauma and Burn Injuries

12/4/2013 12:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker died from the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries sustained from the Nov. 30 car crash ... this according to the L.A. County Coroner's Office.

Translation -- Paul did not die from the impact of the crash alone. He burned to death after the Porsche GT crashed into a tree and a pole and exploded into flames.

The man who was driving the Porsche GT, Roger Rodas, died from multiple traumatic injuries suffered upon impact. Burning was not listed as a factor in his death.

The coroner says toxicology results for both men will be available in 6 to 8 weeks.

The Medical Examiner says both deaths have been ruled as an accident.

Sources in the coroner's office tell us ... both men were positively ID'd by using dental records.

Walker and Rodas were killed Saturday in Santa Clarita, CA when the Porsche GT they were in veered off the road, slammed into a pole and exploded in flames.  The cause of that crash is still under investigation.

Paul was 40. Rodas was 38.

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devil's advocate    

Knowing he was burned alive is the worst news ever for the family and friends.

240 days ago
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Witridoij     

YOU DONT SAY?!?

240 days ago
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Jballs     

TMZ tell me how my a.ss taste

240 days ago
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remdeprived    

Cause of death ... his friend screwed up big time.

240 days ago
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TMZizCrazzzyYo    

:(

240 days ago
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Carina    

Here I was hoping it was someone else besides Paul.

240 days ago
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demoncat    

there is no way Paul and his friend could ever have survived the crash even with out the flames. for their injuries were too severe.

240 days ago
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bkblueknight    

as much as id like to have respect for the dead rodas is a s***bag for this. he got off easy here.

240 days ago
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Walker Paul    

Look how ****ing burned they were... RIP

http://theync.com/images/paul-walkers-body-graphicnsfw.htm

240 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

In other words, he had a slow death and was burned alive. Horrible.

240 days ago
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The_101HiWay    

Safe to say, it was the blunt-force trauma... with the thermal injury being secondary as a factor. Most would simply say, they died on impact. Lets be grateful no one else was involved in this horrific event. :(

240 days ago
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TMZizCrazzzyYo    

:(

240 days ago
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R    

TMZ says "Paul Walker died from the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries. "

Doesn't thermal injuries coincide with burning? So how was burning not listed as a factor in the death when thermal and traumatic injuries was the reason he died. TMZ, you make no sense to me. Whose auditing these stroies before they are published. Fire them whoever they are.

240 days ago
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blah    

Omg, what a horrible way to die :( RIP Paul.

240 days ago
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TheEric    

...And this is what happens when you drive like an *******. He got what he deserved, dirty kid ****er.

240 days ago
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