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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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136.

Just wondering    

The video you posted of Paul Walker's death has an immediate explosion and flames when Roger Roda lost control of the porsche, other videos show that the car didn't start smoking until over a minute after the initial accident. Why is that?

289 days ago
137.

andrea sliva    

my deepest condolances to the Walker and Rodas families. . RIP Paul and Roger. Paul, I'm sorry I will never get to meet you in this world, but maybe the next. Meadow and Jasmine, you both lost someone you love, embrace one another. Stay strong.

288 days ago
138.

Rodney King    

Better than being a crackhead and drowning in your pool.

288 days ago
139.

Sabrina    

The porsche stalled 4 times before they drove it...then Why would they take it for a drive>? and proceed to drive 90 miles an hour>? Paul was 40 yrs old... I think the need for speed was a bit much!

288 days ago
140.

VERONICA    

SO SAD....RIP 2 BOTHH OF THEM....I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE PAUL WALKER IS NO LONGER AMONG US.....RIP HANDSOME!!!!

287 days ago
141.

paul walker died SUCKS    

I thought he died of doing a donut and he was at a guys tuning shop and when he came out of the donut he crashed it and that is horible that he died because of somebody else

287 days ago
142.

missbigshot    

He met his girlfriend and they started dating when she was 16 and he was 33. Isn't that illegal?

287 days ago
143.

Gillie Robbins    

You say here, that Paul Walker died from burning to death. Then you turn around and say the shadowy figure (with shoulder) was not Paul trying to escape the car. I sure wish you would get your stories straight before putting stuff out there....

287 days ago
144.

Clarissa    

THIS IS ABSURD! STOP CELEBRATING AND "SOUPING" UP PAUL WALKER!! HE WAS A LATTER-DAY SAINT WHO, UNFORTUNATELY LIKE MANY OF THE MEN THAT GROW UP IN LDS CHURCHES, HAD PURSUED, ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED A ROMANTIC AND SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL, A 16-YEAR OLD JASMINE PILCHARD-GOSNELL. PAUL WAS 33 WHEN THEY BEGAN THEIR RELATIONSHIP. JASMINE SECRETLY LIVED WITH HIM, AND WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL, BELOW FROM WHERE THE WRECK TOOK PLACE. SHE WAS THERE WAITING WITH ERIC & NUTE, & ROGER'S SON. MANY LATTER DAY SAINTS MEN HAVE THIS FIXATION WITH BEING WITH A YOUNG, PURE, UNEXPERIENCED GIRL. THAT WAY, THEY CAN CONTROL & USE THEM FOR THEIR OWN ANIMALISTIC & ILLICIT SEXUAL FANTASIES & EXPERIMENTATIONS. JUST SICK!

286 days ago
145.

Peter    

i am 100% sure they died on impact
i have seen less wrecked carrera gt still in one piece
where both passangers died ,but their car was far from being in one piece

286 days ago
146.

mel    

I'm so sad that this happened. But what I don't understand is that people care when an actor does, or someone important dies on this kind of business, but if a guy from the streets died like they did, nobody gives two thoughts towards it. Look at our society now.

286 days ago
147.

anonymous    

I hated seeing his father crying and trying to talk about him on TV. It made my heart ache. Now this. I wish the media would just back off on these kinds of headlines. At least once in while, please.

286 days ago
148.

kayla    

I don't believe Paul walker died and i don't want to believe in it but if i do have to believe i say his friend screwed up big time and that is messed up big time and now i pray for him every night. p.s. i loved Paul walker and he was my biggest crush so now i cry every day all day i cant even sleep at night so i'm upset and i can not even go to school.

283 days ago
149.

reger    

Doh ya think?

282 days ago
150.

PWN    

RIP Walker & Rodas.
Time for both the racing & sports car enthusiast communities to question the safety of Supercars. Especially ones made by companies who also make racing cars that have to be safe. The FIA would NEVER allow a company to enter cars that, in a crash, disintegrated and caught fire with no fire suppression system on board. One would hope that companies getting a hundreds to millions of dollars per automobile would care enough to engineer their products to protect drivers in emergency situation.

265 days ago
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