Paul Walker’s Car Accident Was Not Caused By Mechanical Issues, Official Says

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A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation tells The Associated Press the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.”

The official requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

The investigation also ruled out debris in the roadway as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to smash into a light pole and tree.

The Nov. 30 crash killed Walker and the driver, his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas.

Paul Walker’s Remains Released to Family After Autopsy

 Paul Walker attends the "Fast & Furious 6" World Premiere Paul Walker’s remains have reportedly been  released to his family following his autopsy earlier this month Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Paul Walker may soon be able to rest in peace. Ten days  after the actor died in a car crash at age 40, his remains have finally been  released to his family, TMZ reports.


According to the site, Walker’s remains were removed from the L.A. County  Coroner’s Office on Monday, Dec. 9, and transported to a local mortuary. Sources  tell TMZ they’re now with the late star’s loved ones, who will decide how and  when he’ll be laid to rest.


As previously reported, the Fast & Furious actor was killed on  Nov. 30, when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger crashed  into a lamp post and burst into flames. An autopsy completed earlier this month  indicated that the cause of death was a combination of “traumatic and thermal  injuries” from both the impact of the accident and the resulting fire.


The actor’s friend Roger Rodas — believed to be the driver  — was also killed in the crash; he died upon impact. Both deaths were ruled an  accident by the medical examiner. See more stars we lost in 2013.

Walker is survived by a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow; his  father, Paul Walker III; his mother, Cheryl  Walker; and his siblings.