Coroner: Paul Walker Died of ‘Traumatic and Thermal Injuries’

Paul Walker

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the cause of deaths of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, while also officially identifying both men killed last weekend in a car accident.

Walker, a passenger in the vehicle, died from “traumatic” and burn injuries, while Rodas died from “multiple traumatic injuries.”

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The coroner’s report indicates Walker was traumatically injured when Rodas’ Porsche GT crashed along the side of road and subsequently died after the vehicle caught fire.

Toxicology results are still pending. The estimated completion time frame for toxicology will be six to eight weeks.

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The coroner ruled both deaths as accidents.

Saturday’s single-car crash occurred on a four-lane road in Santa Clarita, Calif. after Walker and Rodas had attended a local charity event.

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  1. fiona says:

    Paul walker was such a soulful actor,it shows he had a good heart, the loss so great for both his family, friends and show business, bless his soul, and i pray for strength of all those who love. admired, and followed him throughout his career, me included.

  2. Such a loss of a pretty amazing person and actor. The world is a sadder place without his creativity and love for life.

  3. Sheila says:

    Just a loss. I just wish people would SLOW DOWN! ! Two families torn apart, and a great actor and friend gone. You will be missed. R.I.P

  4. Yuni says:

    He was not a superman and it was not a movie. When his Father called him home, as an obedient one, he said yes, Father. I am coming home. He could have asked for a grace period to give time for him to say good bye. To talk to his only daughter, Meadow, that things are going to be alright. But no, he didn’t do that because he heard a voice from up there saying that ‘you belong here now. I will take care of your family. Come sing and dance with other angels in heaven…’. So long Paul. You’re in heaven now with our holly Father…

  5. cadavra says:

    Tell me, what’s it like being so filled with hate for a total stranger?

    • eggy says:

      At some point his genitals were cooked, and a bit later, overcooked. Then later, burnt. If you wanted to eat Walker’s cooked genitals, you had to be on time at the scene.

  6. Jenny says:

    Interesting that Paul died from trauma & burns, hinting that if the car had not exploded, he might have been saved albeit I’m sure very injured. Rodas obviously died on impact as burn is not listed for him. Whatever the reasons, it sucks, Paul was my favorite actor and obviously, with all the stories coming out, an amazing human being. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

  7. Nanny Mo says:

    Less than a mile from the charity event? I wonder — could the rocket speed away from the event been a magnificent exit gone wrong? I mean what a way to say goodbye to F&F fans after an event, then shooting away in a rocket streak of glory? Larger than life? Reality often sucks. We lost a fine entertainer.

    • TheGirlonFire12 says:

      They were actually not going that fast and Paul walker was quoted by people at the party “Be right back” they are both experienced drivers and were attempting to see what was wrong with the car being driven something clearly happened whether it be the statement from a person at the scene saying they saw them get cut off by someone etc. But it was already ruled that they were going no where near the high speeds that everyone is say. So here is an Idea before you comment rudely about two men that are now dead after just going out to see if they could tell where a problem was in the car. You are rather inconsiderate and one minded.

    • Jenny says:

      Actually, the were on their way back to the event……and it’s coming out now from LAPD that they may have been going the 45 mph speed limit, but the bend in the road recommends slowing to 15mph……I don’t know, something about this doesn’t seem right. These are two very experienced drivers and both have made it clear in past interviews that they don’t mess around on the road, they leave the racing to the tracks. Something had to have happened with the car that made Roger lose control – that’s the whole reason they took the car out in the first place – to see if they could diagnose the problem. Looks like the figured it out at the expense of their lives. I seriously don’t believe that Roger would be driving fast with a car he knew had problems.

  8. Holly says:

    I hope and pray that neither of them were conscious when the flames erupted and that it all happened so fast they felt nothing. Such a horrific brutal way to die.

    • Nanny Mo says:

      It’s tragic. My father was nearly cooked alive when an uninsured illegal immigrant ran a red light and hit his car. The car burst into flames but luckily it happened right in front of a college football team practice and those guys rushed over, broke out the windows and pulled him out. Broke his shoulder but saved his life. Terrible way to lose Paul and Rodas. RIP and prays for their families.

      • Sweet Caroline says:

        First, it’s spelled “immigrant.” Second, well, no, the accident would not have happened, because if the immigrant had not entered he country illegally, then the immigrant in questions would not have been in the car at that moment, and would not have struck Nanny Mo’s father with their car. Also, RIP Paul Walker and the countless others who die every day too young.

      • Suri Cruise says:

        And I’m sure that accident wouldn’t have happened if the inmigrant was properly insured and legal, right? I see your point. Damn those inmigrants.

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