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Paul Walker

Crash Investigation Ongoing

Report Blaming Speed Alone Is Bogus

12/18/2013 3:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A new report blaming Paul Walker's fatal car accident on excess speed alone is false -- multiple informed law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

The Associated Press is running a story that investigators have already concluded there was NO EVIDENCE Paul's Porsche had mechanical problems at the time of the crash.

According to the report, investigators believe Paul's friend Roger Rodas was simply driving way too fast ... and that's what led to the November 30 crash in Santa Clarita, which killed both Walker and Rodas. The report says the investigation also ruled out debris in the road as a possible cause for the car losing control.

But we've learned that's not true -- multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell us, the investigation is ongoing and NO determinations have been made regarding the cause.

We broke the story ... the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. has summoned Porsche engineers from Germany to come here and examine what's left of the engine, brakes and tires in an effort to determine the cause of the accident.

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46.

Truth    

SOUNDS LIKE PORSCHE WANTS THIS INVESTIGATION TO RULE OUT THEMSELVES... WHY?? SO THEY DONT HAVE A BIG FAT CLASS LAWSUIT THAT THEY KNOWN ABOUT THE RAGGIDTY ASS CAR AND SPARE THEMSELVES THE GLOBAL RECALL OF ALL CARS SOLD. LIKE PORSCHE IS REALLY GONNA BE UNBIASED HERE... WALKER FAMILY WILL GET READY TO POUNCE ON ANYTHING THAT SMELLS OF LEGAL LIABILITY. #TRUTH!!

218 days ago
47.

Umanyways    

What other reasons could there be? And does it even matter?

218 days ago
48.

Umanyways    

So if speed wasn't a key reason, then the car would have crashed if they drove slow? Puhhhllleasssee!

218 days ago
49.

vidsoon    

The cause of death was stupidity, arrogance, disregard for the law, contempt for pedestrians, apathy for other drivers, insouciance, AFFLUENZA and not being able to control a vehicle.

It is like getting killed in combat. Why does that make you a hero? You're the loser. The other guy is the winner.

218 days ago
50.

anna    

all about money...as an actor he for sure had some $$$ in insurances . Also his management, the film company, etc. All they're doing is figuring out who has to pay which amount (or trying to avoid the payment). Like possibly his life insurance may not cover if the death was caused by the driver's fault. Since they're a lot of $$$ involved, a lot of action is taken.

218 days ago
51.

RIghtTMZRight    

"We broke the story".
Not sure about that, but you're definitely breaking something.

218 days ago
52.

Joe    

Sad about Paul Walker's death. I recently read an article about why so many people are interested his passing and wanting to know about the details of his death.

http://misterhollywood.hubpages.com/hub/Why-You-Miss-Paul-Walker-and-Feel-Sad

218 days ago
53.

darren    

listen if people think that speed wasn't the cause the are stupid.if something blew or because of a reflector that means speed was the factor.take it to the track.rip paul

217 days ago
54.

VAsFinest    

No one said they weren't speeding. My god. Slow down and read everything COMPLETELY. My question and concern is the fact of why this car, like several times before (Ryan Dunn Last Ex.), tends to just blow up and engulf in flames upon accident. The fire was so bad the bodies couldn't be identified without dental records... I think it is something to think about and consider.

217 days ago
55.

Jay    

OK well if they were not speeding that car would not look like it did and they would still be alive.no one will ever really know the truth

216 days ago
56.

theaszgamingdiamond    

Why is he dead :(

216 days ago
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