Paul Walker and Roger Rodas’ Autopsy Reports Released
A month after Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident, the coroner’s office released the full autopsy report Friday.
According to the documents obtained by CB!, they reveal grisly and devastating details behind his untimely death, including information that not only was the Porsche Carrera going 100-plus mph and spun 180-degrees, but the fatal impact left the beloved actor with a fractured right wrist and left arm.
The Los Angeles Department of Coroner’s Investigator’s Narrative goes on to describe how police and emergency medical experts found Walker and the driver, Roger Rodas, after the car burst into flames along Hercules Street in Santa Clarita, Calif Nov. 30.
The Fast & Furious star’s body was in a “pugilistic stance,” which means he was trying to protect his body in a fighting position.
His remains were badly “charred,” per the docs, as he was wearing remnants of a black T-shirt, a pair of black jeans, and a pair of gray boxer briefs.
The coroner previously revealed Walker’s cause of death to be combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries. More specifically, the coroner’s report says scant soot was present in his trachea, and he sustained multiple fractures of the jaw, clavicle, upper arm, ribs, pelvis, and spine.
The 40-year-old actor’s injuries were so traumatic that his tissue could not be preserved for tissue donation, however, sections of some of his organs have been preserved.
Rodas’ autopsy findings are even more horrific and heartbreaking. The coroner’s report indicates the 38-year-old died “rapidly” of “severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma,” that included examination of 16 x-rays showing skull fractures and swelling. The high-speed accident also left him with multiple rib fractures, lung and brain lacerations, and 100 percent of his body was burned.
Toxicology results are still pending.