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Paul Walker Crash Details Released, Fast & Furious Update

By January 3, 2014

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The Los Angeles County Coroner released the results of the autopsy of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker who died in a car crash on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, CA. According to the report, neither Walker nor his friend/business partner Roger Rodas who was driving at the time of the accident had any alcohol or illegal drugs in their systems. The autopsy goes on to say that, as previously reported, the Porsche Carrera GT was traveling at an unsafe speed immediately prior to the crash.

The investigation into the crash found that Rodas was driving the Porsche at "approximately 100+ mph" when he lost control of the vehicle for an unknown reason. Just before impact, the vehicle spun partially around, struck a curb, and the driver's side of the car hit a tree and a light post. The Porsche then spun an additional 180 degrees which caused the passenger side of the car to hit another tree, ultimately catching fire.

The impact of the crash sent parts of the car across all four lanes of traffic on Hercules Street and left pieces of the vehicle in a nearby parking lot. The crash was determined to be an accident and no charges are pending.

Walker was on a break from shooting Fast and Furious 7 at the time of his death and Universal Pictures is determined to move forward with the film. The release date was pushed back from July 11, 2014 to April 10, 2015, and The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Walker's character will be 'retired' from the series - not killed off. THR reports the F&F7 writers and director James Wan have gone over the footage shot prior to Walker's death and have figured out a way to write his character out of the story while still including him as part of the film.

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