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Paul Walker

Autopsy Report

Horrifying Injuries

1/3/2014 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Walker's entire body was charred through the skin it was burned so badly ... this according to the autopsy ... burned so bad none of his organs were suitable for donation.

According to the report ... obtained by TMZ ... Walker's body was laying supine in the passenger seat in a "pugilistic stance" -- that's a defensive position, as if he were bracing himself for impact.

He had multiple fractures throughout his body, including his jaw, collarbone, and left upper arm.  There were also various ribs and pelvic fractures.

The report concludes Walker died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" sustained from the Nov. 30 crash in Santa Clarita, CA.

According to the report, the L.A. County Coroner is preserving portions of Paul's organs in a jar -- sources tell us tissues are kept for a certain period of time in case of lawsuits.

Roger Rodas -- the driver -- suffered major head trauma with the top portion of his skull fractured and his brain exposed.

No alcohol or drug traces were found in either body.

The report also says there was "scant soot in Walker's trachea" -- suggesting he took a few breaths after impact.  Sources close to the investigation, however, tell TMZ, they believe both men died almost immediately.

And the report goes on ... Paul had 14% carbon monoxide saturation in his blood stream ... the normal level is 2%.  Roger had 10%.

According to the report ... after impact the car spun 180 degrees, struck a tree and nearly tore in half before exploding in flames.

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namers    

Geezaloo, here we go again. Shhhhhhhh!

107 days ago
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Kevin    

Sad to think what his last thoughts/words were.....R.I.P. Paul Walker

107 days ago
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Gretel    

Stick to what you know TMZ assh*les. The pugilistic stance could only mean two things: 1) Immediate death upon impact, which the postmortem proved wasn't true. 2) Thermal burns to tendons causing them to contract. The defensive posture theory of yours is about as full of shlt as anything you've ever posted.

107 days ago
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LovingLife     

Just let it go

107 days ago
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twocentz    

his pugilistic stance was not cause he was bracing for impact, it's caused by severe burn.. the muscles and everything tighten up.

107 days ago
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CANDICE_L    

Be done with this already, let him rest in peace.

107 days ago
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Belle    

And it's necessary to share these details because....?? I'm fairly certain most people could pretty much conclude what happened to his body without TMZ spelling it out in gory detail.

107 days ago
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williamsj32    

A 'pugilistic stance' in no way indicates that he was bracing himself for impact. Pugilistic stance is common for severely burned bodies where the tissues tighten from the heat and form that position.

107 days ago
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Moe Greene    

Now that I know this my life is complete.

107 days ago
10.

Rachel    

Spelling .... Pugilistic

107 days ago
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Vote2012    

This is the never ending story....he is dead, do we still need more details on how his body was toasted in the crash? Must be a slow day in Hollywood for news.

107 days ago
12.

Kelly     

Rest in Pieces

107 days ago
13.

Abe    

Speed kills.

107 days ago
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twocentz    

so those after burn photos with his arms spread out inside the car were fake...

107 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Next time don't drink and drive

107 days ago
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