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Drugs and alcohol not a factor in Paul Walker death crash

Vehicle 19

Story by Jack Foley

NO TRACE of drugs or alcohol were found in the bodies of Paul Walker or the driver of the car involved in the accident that claimed both their lives, a post-mortem examination in America has found.

But their Porsche had been travelling at an “unsafe speed” when it hit a pole and burst into flames in California on November 30, 2013, a coroner’s report stated. Both deaths have been ruled accidental by authorities.

Authorities estimate that the car was travelling at nearly 100mph (160km/h) at the time of the collision and that Fast & Furious star Walker, 40, was killed by the impact and injuries related to a fire.

The driver, Roger Rodas, died from impact injuries alone. Both men are believed to have died within seconds of the crash.

The coroner’s report was released on Friday (January 3, 2014) but sheriff’s officials say their investigation into the accident has yet to be completed.