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Paul Walker died from trauma and burns, was going around 90 mph

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The L.A. County Coroner's Office has released its autopsy report for Paul Walker, saying the actor died of trauma and burns after his Saturday car crash.

That means the impact did not kill Walker, TMZ notes, but rather in the fire afterward. Roger Rodas, the driver of the Porsche, was killed by trauma from hitting the pole and tree. The deaths have been ruled an accident. Toxicology reports will be available in six to eight weeks.

L.A. County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Maag told People the car "was doing well over 45" and that it was "fair to say at least twice that." The posted speed limit on the road was 45. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the coroner's report made certain to identify who was at the wheel -- dental records were necessary, as both bodies were badly burned.

Meanwhile, producers are considering completely starting over on the $200 million Fast & Furious 7, which Walker was filming prior to his death. TheWrap.com says that director James Wan and Universal are continuing to explore their options, but haven't decided. The production is insured for unexpected losses, the site says, so getting the next installment of the lucrative franchise right is the chief concern. The last film grossed $800 million worldwide.

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:22pm]

    

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