Coroner’s Office Expected to Identify Those in Paul Walker Crash Within 48 Hours
The coroner’s office tells CB! that neither involved in the crash has been positively ID’d visually or by fingerprints because of their condition, which means the coroner has to resort to using dental records as an alternative.
The coroner has made contact with both families and with the help of x-rays hopes to be able to positively ID the bodies within the next 48 to 72 hours. Although it is likely to be expedited, a representative for the coroner’s office said.
Walker’s rep confirmed his tragic death just yesterday, while the second passenger’s name has yet to be confirmed. Although, according to reports and via Facebook the other victim is said to be Roger Rodas, the Fast & Furious star’s business partner in the car customization shop, Always Evolving, the location in Valencia, Calif. where the accident took place.
Upon contacting the Rodas family, they are not providing comment at this time.
Always Evolving posted a photo of what is reportedly the Porsche GT the two were driving when the crash occurred during a charitable toy drive event hosted at the shop Nov. 30. Sheriffs have said speed could have played a crucial role in the deadly accident.
For now, people are mourning and remembering the two friends at the site of the crash and on Always Evolving’s social media page.
The 40-year-old actor’s father, Paul III, also posted a few photos of his famous and much beloved son on his online account, one of which is from just one month ago dated Oct. 14.
And a joyful Paul and his family, along with his girlfriend, on New Year’s day in 2010.