“Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas lost their lives in the fatal car crash in November.
Investigators pieced together all the evidence and information and concluded that unsafe driving and speed caused their accident, not mechanical problems.
The Porsche was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control and crashed, killing the actor and his friend.
Investigators concluded that unsafe driving caused the crash, according to a person who has reviewed a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.
Rodas’ speed was reportedly between 81 mph and 94 mph when his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT began to drift as it lost control after coming out of a curve.
Accident reconstruction specialists stated, “The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision”.
In December, investigators had not found evidence of mechanical problems and had ruled out road conditions or debris for causing the deadly accident.
Porsche sent engineers to California to review the rare car’s wreckage. The vehicle was mangled and burned, but they were still able to do an analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems.
Investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car. The original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster, but also may have been altered to change its sound. The Porsche’s tires were about nine years old. The car’s left rear brake rotor was worn, but that did not contribute to the crash.
Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, left during a charity event for a quick ride, before crashing near the fundraiser and bursting into flames.
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