Three days after news broke of Paul Walker's tragic car crash in Valencia, California, fans are still reeling from it. As evidenced by the outpouring, it's clear that you didn't have to know him personally to feel a connection to the sweet and charming actor. So, the world can't help but ask why? Coroners have released an official cause of death to help provide some clarity as to what exactly happened to the once bright star.
The autopsy results reveal that he died from a combination of traumatic and thermal injuries. His friend Roger Rodas succumbed from multiple traumatic injuries. Reportedly, the bodies were so badly burned that they could only be identified by dental records.
The toxicology testing is still pending and could take several more weeks. Though this information was available on Tuesday, the report was put on "security hold" as police gathered more information about the accident. In fact, the biggest question is still a mystery to fans. We do not yet know why the car crashed. There is speculation that Rodas lost control of the Porsche Carrera GT and, as a result, barreled into a light pole. Speed may have played a part, as the car was reportedly going 90 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow. For now, those who loved and admired the actor continue to mourn his death, waiting for more answers.
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