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Autopsy: Actor died from impact, fire in crash

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 12:40 p.m. CDT
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Marjan Bauman, right, and her daughter Alexandra Bauman join others at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in the small community of Valencia, Calif., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Walker died in the one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser at Rodas' custom car shop in the Southern California community of Valencia, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Photos and messages are seen at a roadside memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in the small community of Valencia, Calif., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Walker died in the one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser at Rodas' custom car shop in Valencia, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy shows "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed in a car crash by the combined effects of the impact and subsequent fire.

Walker, a passenger in the car driven by his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT smashed into a light pole and tree then exploded in flames.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office released the autopsy results Wednesday. The report also says Rodas was killed by the impact.

Walker starred in all but one of the six "Fast & Furious" blockbuster films that glorified fast cars and dangerous driving.

Sheriff's investigators are still trying to determine exactly what caused Rodas to careen out of control. They have said speed was a factor.

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