This story seems to get more and more sad with each news story and you can’t help but be broken up about it. Being a fan of the Fast and Furious movie series I feel as if I lost a family member. Per an article in the Chicago Sun-Times by journalist Andrew Dalton he writes that the Porsche being driven by Walker’s friend was going well over 100 MPH. Take a look at his story:
LOS ANGELES — The Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver, according to a coroner’s report released Friday.
Investigators found no mechanical problems with the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT or debris or other problems on the roadway. The street forms an approximately 1-mile loop amid industrial office parks and is rimmed by hills and isolated from traffic, especially on weekends. The downed light pole the car hit had a speed limit sign of 45 mph. The area in Santa Clarita is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend and financial adviser, was driving the Porsche at an unsafe speed, and witnesses interviewed by deputies estimated it was going 100 mph or more.
“For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle,” the report says.
No alcohol or drugs were detected in the system of either man on the day of the fiery one-car crash.
The Nov. 30 deaths were ruled accidents and were due to combined traumatic and thermal injuries, the report said. It said both men were burned over 100 percent of their bodies. Rodas had fourth-degree burns on his head and neck and severe skull fractures, the report said. Walker had broken bones throughout his body including his jaw, arm, ribs and pelvis.
The car slammed into a tree and a light pole on the driver’s side then after spinning, hit a second tree on Walker’s side of the car and caught fire.
Three data recorders survived the crash and fire and may produce information to pinpoint the speed.
Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co-owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World Challenge GTS races.
The accident occurred while Walker was on a break after shooting about half of “Fast & Furious 7,” whose release Universal Pictures has now delayed for almost a year to April 2015. Walker still will appear in the film, though Universal has not said exactly how it will handle his unfinished performance.
I have learned to never question God and it is so unfortunate that when life imitates art sometimes unfavorable outcomes are a direct result. Another promising life snuffed out faster than the speed of the car it was taken in. May his soul finally get some rest.
Peace and Blessings