Paul Walker’s car crash was reportedly caused by speed, investigators have concluded.
The actor and his friend Roger Rodas were travelling together from a charity event in a Porsche Carrera GT in Santa Clarita, California on November 30 when the car veered off the road before slamming into a pole and exploding into flames.
A person who has apparently reviewed a yet-unreleased report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol says unsafe driving and not mechanical errors were to blame for the tragic accident, reports Fox News.
Roger, 38, who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, was allegedly driving between 81 mph and 94 mph when he lost control of the car.
“The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision,” accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to the source, who has chosen to remain anonymous.
A spokeswoman from the Sheriff’s Department insists there is no new information at the current time, while the California Highway Patrol has declined to comment.
Paul’s death caused shockwaves throughout the industry, with fans and co-workers alike paying tribute to the star.
The 40-year-old’s Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel visited the crash site not long after the accident, where a makeshift memorial had been set up.
“I just want to say to all of you, if my brother were here right now and he saw all of the love you are bringing here,” he said, according to US Weekly. “It’s going to stay with me forever. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciate him.”
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