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Paul Walker

Autopsy Report

Horrifying Injuries

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


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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I think it is the universe evening out his promotion of street racing by the fast and the furious franchise. Now those films will always be associated with the truth of what can happen and it will make up for the deadly consequences of glamorizing street racing in 6 and now 7 movies. The 7th movie should be canceled. How can anybody with a conscious work on that film and release it when they know what happened to PW? It's all for money. But Car-ma will get them in the end too. All actors make a choice of what they want to put out in the world. I am a writer and could write amazing horror stories and have great ideas for them all the time but I refuse to put more horror and negativity into this world. Everybody has a choice regarding what they will endorse or not endorse and PW did too and it caught up with him. His death, although horribly sad and tragic is a blessing in disguise and the more gory details the better because it will teach others to think twice rather than imitating what they see in those movies.

293 days ago


report also says they were travelling in excess of 100+mph

293 days ago


What was the purpose of publishing this information?? Why would you keep torturing his family and friends this way? This is heartless and unnecessary. TMZ how would you feel if it were your loved one being exploited this way. Unconscionable!!

293 days ago


Interesting. No mention of the most relevant part of this breaking news today, and as reported EVERYWHERE ELSE; that official investigators believe that these guys were doing like 100 MPH at the time of the crash. As if TMZ intentionally doesn't want to mention this for some reason.

What's up with this glaring omission,TMZ?

293 days ago


Very tragic and I hope Paul's daughter doesn't read about the exact injuries

293 days ago


Please just let this family mourn the lose of their son.

293 days ago

Danielle Pugilistic Stance definition

293 days ago


I really hope his family/friends do not read this report. TMI.

293 days ago

August Baby 77    

As unfortunate as it is and he is greatly missed I'm so glad all those a%$holes out there can stop blaming was not a factor in the crash just an unfortunate accident that took the lives of two men who have plz let there families mourn in peace and leave it alone

293 days ago


You buys yer ticket, you takes yer ride.
You go 100mph+ outside a track, you knows the risks.

293 days ago


What a horrible way to die

293 days ago


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293 days ago


Does the autopsy say how big his penis was? cut or uncut?

293 days ago


Heard the car was going 185mph

293 days ago


Paul i don't know if the fast and the furious moves are going to be good without you in them. R.I.P Paul walker we love you

293 days ago
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