As tributes to Paul Walker and Roger Rodas continue to pour out from across the automotive and entertainment spheres, the investigation into the fatal crash of the Porsche Carrera GT being driven by Rodas continues. Both Huffington Post and USA Today have information on causes of death for both Walker and Rodas. For those that are sensitive to such things, we've included information about that after the jump.

In other news related to Walker's death, The Hollywood Reporter has a statement from Universal Studios that production of Fast and Furious 7, which Walker had a starring role in, has been suspended indefinitely as grieving continues and plans are made to salvage a film that is without its lead actor. The statement follows rumors that production would be put on hold. Universal said in a statement:

"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast and Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast and Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast and Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker."

As for the results of the autopsies, the Los Angeles County Coroner found that Walker succumbed to a combination of traumatic and thermal injuries, meaning that it's unlikely he was killed instantly in the crash. Rodas, meanwhile, suffered a number of traumatic injuries. Both bodies were burned beyond recognition, requiring dental records for identification, according to The Huffington Post. For now, both deaths are being ruled accidental, although toxicology screenings on both Walker and Rodas are expected within six to eight weeks.


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      Cursethedawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Average Post to this Article: "Hi, am an insensitive doughbag that doesn't give a crap about Paul Walker, Fast & Furious, and doesn't have a clue that he was actually an auto enthusiast and racer. I just saw the article and thought I'd stop by and troll you all with my ill informed, self involved opinions. Now I will sit back in my pathetic hole and chuckle at the despair and grief of others. Tomorrow I have to go to the doctor because I sprang my shoulder patting myself on the back. I'm one hell of a human being." I really can't believe you people.
      Felspawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      its the right call to make. RIP Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
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      cbxweb
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sucks. Most people who parish in fires at least pass out from smoke inhalation. Being burned to death has to be the worst way to die.
      cort wagner
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone wants to blame the car as being abominal and unforgiving. I can tell you as an original owner of one for 8 years and 5 international sportscar driving championships behind me, you cant blame the car's characteristics as being the sole issue here. I knew Roger personally and have worked with Paul at the track, both great guys and never did I see these guys driving above their capability. I am dumbfounded on this one, the whole thing does not make any sense as it is so unlikely that Roger, especially knowing that area, would have gone ripping down that street out of control, especially in a very expensive car he had already sold to another party. Yes, the car, on old tires can be very tricky, but on good rubber, it's a really a rewarding and well mannered car that I have enjoyed on street and track for thousands of miles. I keep scratching my head on the whole incident and the only thing I come away with is how sad and unnecessary it all is.
        m3laszlo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cort wagner
        Hi Cort, i value your opinion on this: Do you think there's any chance of a power steering leak or trouble holding idle having been contributing factors? Everything so far points to it being impossible they caused it; and they were more than capable of correcting it blindfolded. I'm DEFINITELY suspecting foul play. Who else knew of this event beforehand? Even Eddie Griffin, the self-named "brother who can't drive" didn't kill himself when he crashed the Ferrari.
      Timon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instead of arguing weather the accident is their fault lets learn on their mistake: drive responsibly and don't speed.
      cs
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many times all of us survived from an accident? Lot of time. God helped us but not them. WHY?
      Dell Mcclure
      • 2 Months Ago

      Hello, I just wanted to say that I have been investigating the crash/death of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, if you go to Google earth, there is a brown building across the street in the same parking lot that he died, if you look close you will see three video cameras, my question to you is these cameras should have picked up a car crash, smells like a cover to me, if those videos are running they should see an accident or a fake car setup and a fake crash, they should investigate this or I will.   The Reaper.

        Dell Mcclure
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Dell Mcclure

        Yes, Paul Walker and Roger Rodas is alive, we will find them and we will convict them.....the Police are in on it crooks!!!!!!!!!!

      rubley00
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is this such a big story? B-movie actor dies in car crash. Move on
        Ron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rubley00
        he was a B-movie actor, but also a very real person, and a damn good one at that.
        Really
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rubley00
        The first movie might have been a B, the rest were C at best!
        PoMoMangler
        • 1 Year Ago
        @rubley00
        First of all, you are a jerk. Second, because as auto enthusiasts we mourn the death of a well known fellow enthusiast. Third, because as auto enthusiasts we loved the fact that the F&F franchise brought fast cars and tuning into the mainstream and validated what a lot of people were doing on their own or with their buddies for a long time with no recognition. Fourth, because it sucks when a young person dies and it reminds us that we can die. Fifth, you are a JERK.
          Ron Faldik
          • 1 Year Ago
          @PoMoMangler
          NEWS FLASH. PoMoMangler.......... EVERYONE Dies! EVERYONE ! Sure his life was cut short and that's a shame.. but that pales in comparison to the young men and women who sacrifice their lives so that we can have the freedom to disagree
          That Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @PoMoMangler
          Hey PoMo...... there is no reason to mourn stupidity.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @PoMoMangler
          we already have 5 other posts of this dead guy... should have just bump one up and update the article instead of creating one every time there is a new development.
      DawgByte
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps Autoblog.com didn't get the memo that only Low Information Types read Huffington Post. More evidence that this site is run by libtards!
      Ron Faldik
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was an actor ! He was not some superhero or combat hero......an ACTOR
        m.meh6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Faldik
        What have you done!?
          Ron
          • 1 Year Ago
          @m.meh6
          @ ron Faldik you mean other than be an epic douche?
          Ron Faldik
          • 1 Year Ago
          @m.meh6
          Well......Im a Flight Nurse/Paramedic so what do you think Ive done?
        ELG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Faldik
        so people arent allowed to be sad when he dies? say something similar to everyone when one of your family members dies. see how that goes.
        Koenigsegg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Faldik
        An Actor? who was one of the first to show up to the Haiti relief and tons of other disaster organizations, he donated a lot of his money and enjoyed spending a lot of his time helping people. He didn't do any of it for attention or praise. He did it out of the good in his heart and thats why majority of it has gone unnoticed. He was great person that did good for the world and absolutely did not deserve to die the most painful way a human can partake. Get out.
        Bruce Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron Faldik
        He was an actor but he was also a big time car guy and had set up a charity even to raise money when he died so it's not like he was some ******* who deserved to burn to death. No, his friend shouldn't have opened up with a Carrera GT on a public street but that's still a really shitty way to go.
      Domari Nolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Michelle Rodriguez already plays a dude in most of the movies she's been in. Let her take his place.
        ELG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Domari Nolo
        and she gets more girls than Paul too
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