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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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607 COMMENTS

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136.

greek56    

Please they knew what they were doing could have drastic results even could have killed somone else so no tears here. I don't like to hear people getting killed in accidents at all, but that wasn't the first time they drove so fast on a public road ignoring the risks.that's the tragedy here.

240 days ago
137.

DirkDiggler    

Inertia is a MFer

240 days ago
138.

phia    

POOR PAUL. You left this world too soon and in such a terrible way,plus the fact that you paid someone else's irresponsible action.

RIP PAUL you are in a safer place. May God comfort your family.

240 days ago
139.

Ry    

Just an FYI a pugilistic stance occurs in fire victims if the the person was dead BEFORE they were burned. Its the position boxers use.

240 days ago
140.

Blockboy720    

Wow that was graphic

240 days ago
141.

lorranneb    

i think we can all do wo the graphic details of his last few moments alive...can we let it go already?? its still hard 2 believe but ppl cant move on if u keep dredging up more gory details. RIP paul :(

240 days ago
142.

budman    

All you people talking .we've all done stupid **** in our lives these dudes just ****ed up and paid the ultimate price for it.

240 days ago
143.

Onward    

Since the report also said they were exceeding 100 mph on a city street when they crashed, all I can say is thank goodness they didn't kill an innocent bystander as well.

240 days ago
144.

keepnit4real    

DAMN! !!

240 days ago
145.

JiLL1    

So sad how horrifically they died.

240 days ago
146.

DirkDiggler    

How is the tree?

240 days ago
147.

gibby    

Tmz you have crossed the line and i hope someone doesnt stand for it, you all should be hung in a public setting

240 days ago
148.

DirkDiggler    

Speed Limits are for innocent by-standers! -Roger & Paul

240 days ago
149.

tony    

I don't get it, the man was in a car, the car hit a tree, it was chopped in half and he died in the explosion, what isn't clear about the subject?

240 days ago
150.

innerjuju    

Pugilistic Stance
A ‘defensive’ position fancifully likened to that adopted by pugilists (boxers), which is typically seen in severely burned bodies, characterised by flexion of elbows, knees, hip, and neck, and clenching of hand into a fist; it is caused by high-temperatures in fire, resulting in muscle stiffening and shortening; it occurs even if the person was dead before the fire

240 days ago
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