Paul Walker’s Death: Fatal Car Crash Caused By Excessive Speed
More than three months after Paul Walker’s tragic death in a fiery car crash, investigators are finally able to rule that the car’s speed at the time of the collision was the official cause of the accident that took the lives of Paul and his close friend, Roger Rodas, according to CNN.
“Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Parker said in an official release Tuesday.
The car, a high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, was going somewhere between 80-93 miles in a 45 mph speed limit when it struck a power pole and several trees before bursting into flames. Paul and Roger both were wearing their seatbelts, and neither of them were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The theory that the car was racing another car can also be put to rest — theirs was definitely the only car involved.
“No eyewitness contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to say there was a second vehicle and there is no evidence to indicate that there was a second car involved in the collision,” the report said.
We hope that the latest developments on the investigation into Paul’s death help bring his family and friends some peace.