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Paul Walker Death

Image in Burning Porsche Video is NOT Paul

12/5/2013 11:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker did NOT make a final desperate attempt to escape the burning wreckage -- and the image seen in video shot right after the crash is definitely NOT Paul ... TMZ has learned.

There had been rampant speculation and buzz on the Internet that a shadowy figure seen around 23 seconds into the video of the burning Porsche Carrera GT ... was Walker trying to get out of the vehicle, but sources connected to the investigation now say it just isn't so ... for several reasons.

First, the sources tell us that, based on photographs of the wreckage ... Paul's body was pinned in an area of the car that makes it clear he couldn't have been flailing outside the vehicle.

Also ...we're told that based on the injuries he suffered, Paul died within a nanosecond of impact, and therefore it's impossible for the image in the video to be him.

It's not clear how long after impact the video starts, but clearly more than a nanosecond.

As for what the image really is -- we're told law enforcement has watched the video, and based on evidence from the crash site ... it appears to be a part of the car's roof burning.

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LDB    

tmz needs to stop beating the dead horse

301 days ago
17.

shelley    

Ok, enough showing the graphic pics/videos. It's past the point of letting people know what happened and exploiting a man's death.

Imagine if something happened to your family would you like their horrible death to be replayed over and over again in your head and everywhere you looked?

Let the man rest and the family get some peace

301 days ago
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shayj771@sbcglobal.net    

TMZ...I'm confused now. In one of your earlier stories you said according to the coroner, the driver died on impact but Paul suffered injuries and was burned to death. Now on TMZ Live you are saying he died on impact too. Please clarify.

301 days ago
19.

Suju and 2NE1 fangirl    

Heath Ledger, Britney Murphy,Aaliyah, Corey Monteith, and now Paul Walker. It’s sad to see young people die at the peak of their careers. RIP.

301 days ago
20.

theroyalgs    

TMZ....You post...then Think Take away Kardasians and incorrect posts and this sight would be EMPTY....You spend as much time retracting as you do posting....and I think we are ALL sick of ytour Kardashian marketing...

301 days ago
21.

Shoozie    

I pray it's not him. Burning to death has to be one of the most painful ways to die. Also, his family would not need to see that.

301 days ago
22.

mcTurnUpGreenz    

Congrats TMZ you kept pushing. I'm done with your site. Dirtbags.

301 days ago
23.

RIP Whitney    

One minute you are implying he died by burning to death the next that he died as a result of the crash impact. Give it a rest already and stop all this evil and unnecessary speculation.

301 days ago
24.

pat    

If he died in a NANOSECOND after the crash, how can the COD be trauma and burn injuries?

301 days ago
25.

joe    

JUST LET IT REST YOU VULTURES!!! OMG. I CANNOT BELIEVE THE IRRESPONSIBLE 'JOURNALISM' THAT YOU 'PEOPLE' CREATE ALL ON YOUR OWN.

NO ONE IS SPECULATING ANYTHING!! IT WAS ALL CREATED BY TMZ!!

JUST STOP THIS CRAP ALREADY!!

YOU CLEARLY HAVE NOT A SINGLE SHRED OF DECENCY IN YOU.

VULTURES!!!!

YOU MAKE AMBULANCE CHASERS LOOK LIKE MISSIONARIES!!!!

301 days ago
26.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

Praise the Lord. He did not burn. I hope this helps the family gain strength. It's a comfort.

301 days ago
27.

gossip_woman    

Tmz give it a rest... let the man Rip and his family and friends grieve.. instead of putting stories of this up. go find new stories on someone else and quit coming up with insane stories. next you will be saying that was his ghost .. Tmz. give it up and let his family and friends grieve.

301 days ago
28.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

@ TMZ you kept pushing, knowing it had to be a lie. What part of severe trauma do you people not understand?

301 days ago
29.

kate    

I can not understand why nobody was trying to save him, to stop fire People instead of filming should try to do sth

301 days ago
30.

joblo    

I'm a car guy and I saw the first Fast 'n' Furious movie, but I never heard of Paul Walker before this. Was he that well-known?

301 days ago
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