Authorities in Los Angeles have released the autopsy results for financial manager, racing driver and philanthropist Roger Rodas who was killed on November 30. He star was driving in Santa Clarita, California with his friend, actor, Paul Walker when their Porsche crashed, killing both men.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Rodas Was Killed by the Impact of the Crash
Contrary to earlier reports, the flames that engulfed the Porsche did not contribute to Rodas’ death.
2. Paul Walker Was Killed by Trauma and Burns
Paul Walker is reported to have been killed by combination of the crash and the flames that followed.
3. Toxicology Results Are Still Pending
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The full autopsy report has not been released, just the coroner’s report, the toxicology report will take 6-8 weeks.
4. Speed Was a Factor in the Crash
The report determines that the speed the men were traveling at contributed to the crash. NBC News reported earlier this week that the car was traveling at a speed at 45 mph around a 15 mph speed limit bend.
CNN reports that the Porsche Carrera GT that the two men were driving in is “notoriously difficult to handle.”
5. Rodas Was the Driver
There had been reports that Paul Walker may have been driving the car, this appears to have been quashed by the release of today’s report.