Update: Paul Walker was not drag racing at time of crash, sources say; car was going 40 – 45 m.p.h. around bend with 15 m.p.h. speed limit
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 2, 2013
The statement was met with instant skepticism, as the horrific photos of the mangled wreck had conjured images of extreme speed.
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THIS CAR FOLDED UP LIKE THAT AT 45 MPH! pic.twitter.com/Pa3p3wdIB9
— Old Sport (@BluntedHoncho) December 2, 2013
Meanwhile, new security-cam footage shows the moment of impact: