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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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226.

misskk    

Sad and not really sensitive, but it's a typical autopsy. Considering he was a celebrity, this information is public.

202 days ago
227.

Riiiight    

Lol @ the idiots "we are all still mourning" you didn't know either of them.. stop treating some random guy you didn't know like he was jesus. Dan some people are so ass backwards. He didn't care about you. Smh.

202 days ago
228.

jeebus chris    

Why do we need to know this? Can you please get back to doing what you do best, like building up talentless Disney kids and then knocking them down? Thanks.

202 days ago
229.

trish    

This was so tragic, he had such a traumatic death. All I can think of is his daughter and wife, I feel so very sorry for them.

202 days ago
230.

Kerry O.    

For all of you complaining that TMZ should not have publicized these grim details - you read it. TMZ and its advertisers thank you for the visit.

202 days ago
231.

chisaii    

Kingsford

202 days ago
232.

georgechevrolet    

No alcohol, no drugs, just two friends enjoying a fast car on a beautiful afternoon going way too fast. What does it matter what "position" his remains were in? What matters is that this should be an obvious lesson, speed kills, even on racetracks but especially on city streets...oh yeah, and that the result of that play is a grieving teenage daughter that will never be the same girl she was before that moment. People need to slow down, and always keep in their mind what is really important. Idiots flying down the road in the pouring blinding rain, in the snow....is it worth it?

202 days ago
233.

accordmee    

Where is the suprise finding that the headline claimed existed? I expected all of the things that the report stated. No suprise there.

202 days ago
234.

Joy Park    

I think it's disgusting the way TMZ has tried to make this story worse than it already is, with the way they've spun the "pugilistic stance". It was for no other reason except the body's response to being burned. I watched the report on TV and TMZ absolutely tried to portray Walker as being burned into this position while trying to protect himself. Maybe they should spend some time doing in depth research on these things, and less time on the size of the latest boob job some plastic Barbie in Hollywood just received.

202 days ago
235.

S.    

Once again - he didn't die from burns or impact, he died from STUPIDITY, SPEEDING AND BEING JUST PLAIN RECKLESS. Thank God they didn't injure any innocent victims.

201 days ago
236.

Hawkeye1701    

Has anybody ever died from good injuries?

201 days ago
237.

Evelyn    

The man is dead.................time to move on already.

201 days ago
238.

kristine    

this just sounds like death of natural causes to me! :p

201 days ago
239.

Munihack    

Show it ALL. Tell it ALL. People need to see and hear about what happens when you do Stupid things in a Car with no regard to Yours (or anyone ELSES ) life. Luckily no one Else was killed but that isn't the case in a lot of incidents like this.

201 days ago
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ó|ó    

sounds like they were dead or going to die even without the car bursting into fire, too many injuries from impact to make it out alive
why were they speeding?

201 days ago
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