Speed, Not Mechanical Failure, Caused Paul Walker’s Fatal Crash, Investigators Say

Image by m anima | Wikimedia
Image by m anima | Wikimedia

The Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was traveling, ironically, at speeds that were too fast and too furious, resulting in the car crash that killed the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

‘Too Fast, Too Furious’

According to a report from The Associated Press, the sports car driven by Roger Rodas was going up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a Los Angeles suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend. The sports car slammed into a light pole with a 45 mph speed limit sign and burst into flames. Walker and Rodas died at the scene.

According to a statement from the local sheriff’s department released Tuesday, March 25, as quoted by AP, investigators with the LA County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol concluded that unsafe speed, and not mechanical problems with the vehicle, caused the November 30 crash.

‘Speed, Not Mechanical Failure’

Subsequently, Porsche sent engineers to California to do their own investigation.

“The results of the investigation show that, according to all the available evidence, this crash was caused by dangerous driving at speeds much too high for the road in question,” Porsche said in a written statement. “We stand by our Carrera GT and by the investigation.”