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Paul Walker Death: Investigators Rule Out Drag Racing in Crash

Update: Investigators have been unable to find evidence of a second car in Saturday’s accident that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.

CNN had reported earlier on Monday that officials were looking into a phone tip suggesting that drag racing may have been involved in the crash that killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker, but according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept., the investigation is focusing on the speed of the Porsche GT.

“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station traffic investigators are continuing to document the investigation and have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed,” the spokesman said Monday.

“No eyewitness has contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. to say there was a second vehicle. The posted speed limit in the area of the collision is 45 MPH.”

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Cohen told CNN that the tip said another car may have been at the scene of the accident where the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Walker’s racing team partner, Roger Rodas, slammed into a light pole.

Tire marks on the asphalt nearby indicated a car was doing doughnut spins, the sergeant said, although there is as yet no indication they were related to the crash. The Associated Press has reported that this area “is known to attract street racers,” but the Los Angeles Times reported that witnesses only saw “a single speeding car” at the scene.

Cohen told CNN that investigators are also looking at the possibility that another car veered in front of the Porsche and caused the collision.

Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office, and investigators are still waiting for dental X-rays to help make official identifications.

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