On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car accident in California and the cause of the crash is still the subject of much debate. After the official Coroner’s report was filed on Friday, the answers still aren’t definitive as to what caused the Prosche the actor was riding in to crash, but some clues have been discovered.
Officially, the L.A. County Coroner’s Office has ruled that driver Roger Rodas lost control of his Porsche for “unknown reasons” before it crashed and burned moments later. The Coroner’s Office, as well as the LAPD, have concluded though that the car was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph before Rodas lost control, which no doubt played a large factor in the crash.
Walker was the passenger in the car that Rodas was driving and the Coroner’s Office confirmed earlier that both died from the crash and that both very likely died instantly upon impact. The high rate of speed at which the car was traveling contributed to both deaths as well as the lost control of the vehicle.
There were rumors at the time that the duo had been either street racing or drifting at the time of the crash but neither of those theories were confirmed. There’s a possibility that a tire on the car blew out before the crash as well, which if the car was traveling at over 100 mph like the Coroner’s Office has reported, this would have contributed to Rodas losing control of the car.
Since Walker’s death, there has been an outpouring of support for his friends and family, and while the exact cause of the car crash will likely never be known, the grief of losing Walker remains with everyone that knew him either personally or through a connection to his movies.