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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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91.

MickyC    

Too much information. WTF is wrong with you people!!

204 days ago
92.

budman    

Guess this proves all the idiots who thought for sure he was standing up trying to get out of the car wrong. I knew there was no way possible after a impact like that. No way you gonna stand with a broken pelvis

204 days ago
93.

Kay    

These negative comments are pretty childish to me. I'm a huge fan of Paul, have been since the first fast movie, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who sees nothing wrong with this report. There's nothing sick about wanting to know what happened. And if it's so bad and despicable to some of you, why read it? I'd steer clear of something I was offended by.

204 days ago
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dogg450    

Paul seen what it was like to be a steak on a grill rip buddy was a good actor and helped people won't be forgotten

204 days ago
95.

I'm Awesome admit it     

I still don't believe he died this is still surprising again R.I.P Paul

204 days ago
96.

budman    

And just because he breathed does not mean he was aware of anything . We breathe in our sleep without even knowing about it every night.

204 days ago
97.

M    

FYI - The pugilist's pose isn't a defensive posture. It's caused by the ways the muscles contract when a body is burned.

204 days ago
98.

Scott    

It's sad that people died, but it could have been avoided if only the driver was doing the speed limit. Stupidity kills a lot of people.

204 days ago
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lalet    

A pugilistic stance occurs even if the person was dead before the fire. It would be nice if TMZ could have explained that to people.

204 days ago
100.

Miara    

Reprehensible TMZ!!!! Have some respect for these guys' families - and show Walker & Rodas some dignity.

204 days ago
101.

lalet    

a pugilistic stance is is caused by high-temperatures in fire, resulting in muscle stiffening and shortening; it occurs even if the person was dead before the fire.

Thanks for not explaining the whole truth TMZ

204 days ago
102.

TinaR    

....just couldn't let these men depart w/o leaving these gruesome images of their deaths....very insensitive.

204 days ago
103.

dogg450    

Who you wanna blame was driver going over 100 mph what a dumb ass got poor paul killed

204 days ago
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Airforce Vet/Army wife    

TMZ, please do more research before reporting info. A pugilistic stance happens to bodies in intense fires. It happens due to the muscle fibers and tendons shortening and can happen after death. Mr Walker was not bracing for impact, his body position was a result of the burning. So sad, please report correctly and educate yourselves.

204 days ago
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dogg450    

Speed is what got them killed

204 days ago
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