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Paul Walker Crash

Cops Summon Porsche Experts from Germany

12/18/2013 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Paul Walker death investigation has taken a new turn -- mechanical experts who work at Porsche in Germany are flying out to L.A. in an attempt to get to the bottom of what caused the fatal crash ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... they want a full analysis of the Carrera GT, including brakes, engine and body.  They also want the experts to help determine speed at the time of impact.  Our sources say they're also interested in the tires, and at least one is available for analysis because it was not completely destroyed in the fire.

TMZ broke the story, the L.A. County Coroner determined Walker died from a combination of impact and flames.

The Porsche experts will be working with Sheriff investigators to make an attempt to determine a clear cause of the crash.

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61.

DirkDiggler    

Driving 90+ mph on city street? Instant Karma got ya'! -J Lennon

274 days ago
62.

Vince    

Just can't let a dead horse lie huh? Now people from Germany are flying over? Really pulling out all the stops for a C-list celebrity.

274 days ago
63.

Toilethead    

You were expecting they'd talk to ford experts? Idiots.

274 days ago
64.

o rly    

Finally, the idiots at TMZ are calling it a Porsche Carrera GT and not a "Porsche GT".

274 days ago
65.

Yardiesgurl    

If law enforcement is waiting for Porsche to say there was a defect in the car keep waiting. They will never admit they were at fault!!! You think they are going to invite possible million dollar lawsuits on themselves??? That would give both the Walker and Rodas families right to bring suit against them!! I thought they said the car had a black box??? I understand for the purpose of closure with Paul's unexpected passing knowing exactly what happened would ease their pain. You can bet they are going to stick with speed being the reason for the accident. This is just sad all the way around...Still in shock..and sad Paul is no longer with us..

273 days ago
66.

Free4Now    

Its sad to see how many of you are calloused to these tragedies. I do not know what is worse , the ignorant statements made by you idiots, or the total acceptance of everything you are told. I've never been a conspiracy guy, but I've always asked questions. The total lack of free thinkers in today's world is distressing. Let's look at Michael Hastings, my wish is that people stop believing the news and research themselves.

273 days ago
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Sean Kelly    

"TMZ broke the story, the L.A. County Coroner determined Walker died from a combination of impact and flames".

No, you didn't. The LA CORNER DID... you just took their report and put it on your website.

273 days ago
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Sean Kelly    

"Law enforcement sources tell us ... they want a full analysis of the Carrera GT, including brakes, engine and body."

Who were these legal geniuses ("law enforcement sources") who think that the BODY OF THE CAR had anything to do with the wreck? You should have written, "Explorer Scouts who do cop ride alongs with the authorities want to understand the physics of a vehicle hitting a light pole at over 70 MPH"... THAT would be accurate.... anything else is just stupid.

273 days ago
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Sean Kelly    

"mechanical experts who work at Porsche in Germany are flying out to L.A. in an attempt to get to the bottom of what caused the fatal crash ... TMZ has learned"

WHY? I thought that earlier you said it was the LA Sheriffs Office? Now it is experts who want to get to the bottom of the crash? Was this story written by Mike? Proof of the old philosophical question of whether a chimp with a typewriter could have penned Shakespeare? Nahhhhh...... The chimp would not have sounded so stupid.

273 days ago
70.

stfu please     

Let it go. He's dead & the cause of death is simple; it was just his time to go. No stupid ass Porsche expert will change that fact. Stop wasting tax payers' money on an investigation that has no purpose. & if that's the case investigate every damn car make and model out there because chances are someone died in them all at some point!

273 days ago
71.

Doodman    

Well at least another 56 (god only knows how many) people will be making money off of a celebrities death? If this had been joe blow driving too fast and crashing Porsche would not give a rats ass . What a poor way to try to cash in when some person who is known dies in a car you manufacture.
Next up the new Porsche commercial with improved stability and handling...............

273 days ago
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