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New details of fatal crash reveal actor Paul Walker was travelling at over 100mph

Published 03/01/2014 | 20:54

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Actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident (AP)
Actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident (AP)

Paul Walker was travelling over 100mph before he and a friend were killed in a November car accident.

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The Fast & Furious star was a passenger in the Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the vehicle veered off the road, slammed into a pole and exploded in flames in Santa Clarita, California on November 30.

New details released Friday by the Los Angeles County Coroner confirm unofficial reports released after their deaths that speed was a factor in the crash, according to People magazine.

It also provides further details regarding the state of the bodies of Paul, 40, and Roger, 38.

According to the report, Paul “cannot be positively identified visually”, while Roger had to be identified using dental records.

The report does not indicate any mechanical defect, despite Roger’s friends indicating he was a skilled racecar driver and a malfunction could be to blame.

It also describes how the Porsche struck a tree before hitting a light post, spun 180 degrees and hit a second tree before exploding, according to People.

"For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around," it reads.

The L.A. County Coroner’s Office previously issued a report in December attributing Paul’s cause of death to trauma and burn injuries.

Paul played one of the lead characters, Brian O'Conner, in the Fast & Furious franchise and was working on the seventh instalment prior to the accident.

His co-star, Vin Diesel, paid tribute to the star via Facebook last month, revealing Paul would still appear in Fast & Furious 7, now scheduled for release April 10, 2015. a Facebook post, revealing when fans could next flock to theatres to see the beloved actor’s final work.

“He'd want you to know first,’ Vin wrote.

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