Authorities are still trying to piece together exactly what happened in the fiery crash that took the lives of Paul Walker, 40, and his friend, Roger Rodas, 38, over the weekend, but they can now officially confirm that drag racing was not a factor in the accident.
Law enforcement said that it was likely that speed played into what caused the tragic accident earlier this week, and this compiled with the fact that the street the crash took place on was famous for street racing did raise suspicions. However, investigators can now rule that possibility out.
According to E! Online, officials say that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that Paul and Roger were traveling in was going 40-45 miles an hour and lost control around a bend where the speed limit dropped from 45 MPH to 15 MPH.
At the time of the crash, Paul and Roger were attending an event in support of Paul’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide, to collect toys for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan and the Indiana tornado.
Investigations will continue into this week as authorities try to determine what speed Roger was truly driving at.
Autopsies are scheduled for today, but the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner says that they may have to be postponed as they are still waiting on dental x-rays to officially identify Paul and Roger as the victims.
Source: E! Online