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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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46.

Yak    

Whoa, I didn't see that coming. Trauma and burns? Who knew that could possibly happen in a high speed fiery car crash. Thank the lord for the coroner. I was suspecting cancer or maybe a bad case of the flu.

219 days ago
47.

vanessa    

Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the men died "within seconds" of the crash.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-coroner-paul-walker-autopsy-20131204,0,5152094.story#ixzz2mXApTdIG

219 days ago
48.

anonymous    

this just breaks my heart. Those poor men and how scary. I didn't know them, but it's ok to be compassionate here. RIP dudes. You'll surely be missed by those that loved you most.

219 days ago
49.

jilly    

When I found out he died, the one thing I asked God, and prayed for from God was that he died instantly with no pain.. This breaks my heart beyond anything knowing he suffered, and what's worse, that now his family knows this. My heart is broken for Paul Walker and his family.

219 days ago
50.

Qexly    

How ****ty ... I think I'm in a nightmare... I can not accept it, and I can not ever. I feel so bad.

219 days ago
51.

namers    

And the Paul Walker/TMZ gravy train rolls on.

219 days ago
52.

ashley    

this story just keep getting sadder and sadder

219 days ago
53.

Trish    

Wow, I am totally saddened that he suffered :(

219 days ago
54.

Someone    

Ya think? I wish that you would just do like one update on this story. Then i would actually want to read it. Have respect for Meadow and the rest of his family. Stop being like all over this story and focus your efforts on other things.

219 days ago
55.

Andrea     

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219 days ago
56.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

REALLY??! And I thought they died of food poisoning!

219 days ago
57.

Mel    

Way to go Sherlock!

219 days ago
58.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

He lived, he crashed, he burned, he suffered, he died, he stopped suffering, the end.

OK TMZ, I got it all covered, could we please move on?

219 days ago
59.

Kassie    

Los Angeles County Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the men died "within seconds" of the crash.

It is highly unlikely Paul Walker was not knocked unconscious upon impact. He may have been "alive" for a few seconds, but I highly doubt he was awake or aware. God Bless both of them. Please Lord look over their families and friends during this most difficult time. For those of you with unkind words, it was an accident. It may have been preventable but it happened. Think of their families before you write something stupid or hateful.

219 days ago
60.

dee    

Thanks. We couldn't have this out ourselves......

219 days ago
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