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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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121.

SlikRik    

Funny how much people "hate" reading about this stuff. Yet, here they are.

240 days ago
122.

Joe Johnston    

Paul lived a life that he wanted. To live fast, die young, and have a handsome corpse. I failed at all three. Oh to be young again, but the memories are still there.

240 days ago
123.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

#horrifictradgedy.

240 days ago
124.

Heidi    

STOP!!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!! WHAT IS TMZ's OBSESSION WITH THE GRAPHICS OF THIS STORY WHEN THEY KNOW BY REPEATING ' THIS STORY ON AN ONGOING BASIS ONLY HURTS THE FAMILY & THE CHILDREN OF THE DECEASED!!!!
SHAMEFUL & DISRESPECTFUL, TMZ!!!!

240 days ago
125.

swack    

TMZ, let it go. Please stop with the stories as they are very hurtful to his friends and family. What did you expect to hear from the autopsy report - that he died peacefully in his sleep? LEAVE IT ALONE ALREADY.

240 days ago
126.

Javajewel    

What the Hell is wrong with you, TMZ? Is it really necessary to post every last horrific detail of these men's deaths? For God's sake, have some compassion

240 days ago
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kimkardashianstalkingass    

100 mph on a public road ??? I couldn't care less what they do on a racetrack etc etc but when you're driving 100 mph on a public road I lose all respect and sympathy for you. At least two innocent people didn't die. I know Paul wasn't driving but how can all of his fans respect him for even being in a position that may have hurt or killed innocent people ??

240 days ago
128.

js    

they both had high levels of carbon monoxide in their blood. Carbon monoxide doesn't get into the bloodstream after death, it is breathed in as from a leaking exhaust system on an automobile. Carbon monoxide causes mental confusion, dizziness, etc. That would explain a lot.

240 days ago
129.

Kelly    

You people act like TMZ is spamming your private email with unsolicited gore. It's a report of facts from a story. Some of you guys need oxygen, you seem hysterical with words like despicable and so on. Grow up!

240 days ago
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double d    

Damn

240 days ago
131.

Mafal    

The coroner's report also states that the driver was going over 100mph. What a terrible terrible waste!!!!! R.I.P. to both.

240 days ago
132.

Tracey    

Why don't the like hate buttons work for me? I am signed in.

240 days ago
133.

bophus    

The pugilistic stance is a postmortem side effect of being badly burned. The body wouldn't retain a defensive stance after death.

240 days ago
134.

palermo    

Tell me WHY anybody but the coroner needs to know these details. This is disgusting and a horrible invasion of privacy.

240 days ago
135.

Misfitttt    

if you dont like the details DONT CLICK ON THE ****iNG STORY Geesh!

240 days ago
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