Paul Walker autopsy reveals the horrific burns, multiple broken bones and braced body position after deadly 100mph crash
- Autopsy results include list on brutal injuries after November 30 accident
- Paul died from impact of crash and heat from explosion
- His body was burned so badly none of his organs could be donated
- Had multiple fractures including his jaw, collarbone and left upper arm
- No alcohol or drugs were found in his system
- It was suggested he could have taken a few breaths after impact
- Driver Roger Rodas was going at least 100 mph
- The car spun 180 degrees after hitting a tree and nearly tore in half
Paul Walker’s autopsy results revealed a horrific list of injuries that led to the star’s death.
According to a coroner’s report released Friday, the actor’s skin burned off, he suffered from multiple broken bones and a fractured jaw after his November 30 car crash in a California suburb.
It was also revealed the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT carrying the Fast & Furious icon was going 100 mph.
The 40-year-old could have taken a few breaths after impact as bits of soot were found in his trachea, the report states.
The cause of death – which was already stated on his Death Certificate – was from
‘combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.’
The actor’s entire body was charred through the skin it was burned so badly none of his organs were suitable for donation, according to the report.
His body was discovered in the passenger seat in a ‘pugilistic stance,’ which means he was in a defensive position preparing for a crash.
There were multiple fractures throughout his body, including his jaw, collarbone, and left upper arm according to the report. There were also various ribs and pelvic fractures.
The L.A. County Coroner is keeping parts of the actor’s organs. A source told TMZ the ’tissues are kept for a certain period of time in case of lawsuits.’
Driver Roger Rodas, 38, suffered major head trauma. A gruesome detail was added: The ‘top portion of his skull fractured and his brain exposed.’
Alcohol and drug traces were not found in either body.
The car spun 180 degrees after impact and nearly broke in half before it exploded in Santa Clarita, which is a one hour drive from downtown Los Angeles.
Paul had been at an event for his charity Reach Out Worldwide before deciding to take the cherry red car out for a drive with his friend.
The fundraiser, to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan, had been taking place in a race car shop near the scene of the crash.
Guests rushed to put out the flames with fire extinguishers but the fireball had already engulfed the car.
The pair were friends and had been racing for several years.
Rodas had helped Walker establish his Reach Out Worldwide charity, after creating his own foundation to support widows and orphans in his native El Salvador. He was also the CEO of Always Evolving, the car customization shop where the charity event had been taking place.
The star’s representative confirmed his death in an email: ‘Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon in a car accident.’
The actor’s official Facebook page said: ‘It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide. ‘He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives.
Two weeks after Paul’s death, a private and small funeral was held for family and friends.
Paul had been shooting The Fast & Furious 7 when the crash happened.
It was reported on Friday by The Hollywood Reporter that his character would retire and not be killed off. Additional scenes may have to be shot.
The movie is set to open April 10, 2015.
The end: Paul’s character will retire in the seventh installment of the film; here he is in the sixth F&F with Jordana