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What was Paul Walker’s cause of death, when was the car crash and how old was he?

The actor died in November 2013 after the Porsche he was travelling crashed and caught fire

TRAGIC Paul Walker died in November 2013 - leaving his friends, family and fans devastated.

But, what was his cause of death, when was the car crash that killed him, and how old was he? Let's get the lowdown...

What was Paul Walker's cause of death and how old was he?
Paul was only 40 when he died, after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed into a concrete lamp post and a tree at high speed before catching fire, killing him and his friend Roger Rodas, who was driving.

The actor passed away from the combined effects of trauma and burns, leaving his family and film co-stars bereft.

A post-mortem revealed he had no drugs or alcohol in his system when he died.
He had broken bones throughout his body including his jaw, arm, ribs and pelvis.

When was Paul Walker's car crash?
The crash happened on November 30, 2013.

Paul and pal Roger Rodas, 38, were on their way back from an event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Rodas was driving his Porsche Carrera GT.

Rodas crashed into a concrete lamp post and a tree at high speed before the car caught fire, killing them both.

A previous investigation into the accident concluded the vehicle was travelling at 94mph in a 45mph zone.

Claims Porsche were responsible for the death were dismissed by a judge back in 2016.

A court has rejected a wrongful death lawsuit by Roger’s widow Kristine Rodas, in which she claims the luxury sports car lacked crucial safety features that would have prevented the friends’ deaths.

Kristine also believes the vehicle’s suspension failed before the crash and that the vehicle lacked a “properly functioning crash cage” and “fuel cell.”

Adding that Porsche had failed to warn drivers about the “substandard side impact protection”.

But US District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez made a ruling rejecting the claims filed by Roger’s widow.

He wrote: “Plaintiff has provided no competent evidence that Rodas’ death occurred as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of the defendant.”

The judge also stated that Roger’s fatal injuries occurred when he and the Fast and the Furious star collided during the crash, which a crash cage wouldn’t have prevented, before also noting the impact force came from the front of the vehicle.

Judge Gutierrez added there was “undisputed evidence” which showed Roger died from fire caused by racing fuel.

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