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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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31.

al baby    

Kanya West said he was the most burned up white dude OF ALL TIME

111 days ago
32.

jedd wilson    

ok,i was wondering if he was still dead.now i just need to know where lindsay was smoking crack last night.

111 days ago
33.

twocentz    

guh and really, this video clip again posted by the pansy-f-a-ggot.

111 days ago
34.

Beth    

Ironically Tragic.

111 days ago
35.

sunnyjazzislove    

Yes, it's a tragedy & my heart goes out to both men's families but hopefully, with his level of celebrity, it will discourage someone from driving fast & possibly save some lives.

111 days ago
36.

WickedSouL    

Damn tmz hope u guys burn hell let pw rip

111 days ago
37.

Girly Skwerly    

The pugilistic stance is not one he put himself in, it is a result of muscle contracture due to heat. The bone fractures can also be due to extreme heat. Please check into this and alter the article accordingly. He was not in that physical stance due to his own movement.

111 days ago
38.

PJ in Texas    

No **** ... he burned ... of course they were horrific. TMZ you really need to watch what you right. It is getting stupid.

111 days ago
39.

Chgome    

TMZ, you need to stop. You have become disgusting, have you no shame or concern of the families of the dead.

111 days ago
40.

Cashew    

A pugilistic stance doesn't mean he was bracing for impact. A pugilistic stance happens to bodies that are exposed to extreme heat during a fire. The body naturally goes into that position because the extreme heat shrinks the muscles and draws the limbs towards the torso. :)

111 days ago
41.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Even with all of this information people will still speed and drive dangerously.

111 days ago
42.

CicadaDiva    

It took me 3 years to read my father's autopsy because I didn't want to know all the details. His death was far less tragic than Paul's but now all these stalls are out there for his 15 year old daughter & her classmates. Stay klassy, tmz.

111 days ago
43.

Kelly    

I love the idiots trying to sham TMZ for publishing the public information details of an autopsy that relevant to a major story. Hate to break it to you, but TMZ is not going to shield you from life or change or diapers.

111 days ago
44.

bkblueknight    

really awful he had to suffer like that. RIP

111 days ago
45.

Dead@27    

Their charred carcasses should be required viewing in high school driver's education classes.

111 days ago
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