The final report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the Porsche Carrera GT Paul Walker was in as a passenger was going over 160km/h (100mph). Racer Roger Rodas then lost control of the machine for “unknown reasons” and crashed.
According to the toxicology report conducted by the coroner, no drugs or alcohol were involved at the time of the incident. The coroner’s report wrote, “For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around, and began to travel in a southeast direction.”
“The vehicle then struck a sidewalk and the driver’s side of the vehicle struck a tree and then a light post. The force of those collisions caused the vehicle to spin 180 degrees, and it continued to travel in an easterly direction. The passenger side of the vehicle then struck a tree and the vehicle burst into flames.”
As for the coming Fast and Furious 7 movie, there won’t be any replacement for Paul’s character; no Justin Bieber (which was a stupid rumour) or Paul’s brother, Cody Walker as the new Brian O’Conner. Instead, Malaysian director James Wan and Universal Pictures have decided to “retire” the character using footage that has been shot. Existing script will still be used but modified, hoping to satisfy his fans and allowing the franchise to move on without Paul Walker.
The release of the movie has also been postponed as reported, from the initial July 2014 to April 10, 2015.