Paul Walker's Car Exceeded 100 MPH Prior to Crash; Official Cause of Death Revealed
According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's report released today, Friday January 3rd, the Porsche Carrera GT actor Paul Walker was driving in at the time of his fatal accident was exceeding speeds of more than 100 MPH.
The report also confirms that no drugs or alcohol were present in Walker's system at the time of his death. The official cause of death is listed as trauma and thermal injuries.
The actor was a passenger in the car when the driver lost control and crashed it into a tree on November 30th. The report reads: "the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around and began traveling in the southeast direction. The vehicle then struck a curb and the driver's side of the vehicle struck a tree and then a light post. The force of those collisions caused the vehicle to spin 180 degrees and begin traveling in an easterly direction. The passenger's side of the vehicle then struck another tree and burst into flames."
Walker was best known for starring in "Fast and Furious" franchise. He was in the midst of filming the seventh installment at the time of his death. Universal recently announced that production on the film would be haulted until April 10, 2015.