The Porsche Carrera GT involved in the November crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas was traveling at speeds above 100 miles per hour before Rodas lost control for "unknown reasons," according to a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office that has been acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.

Once control was lost, the Porsche spun, hit a curb and then impacted a tree and a light post, then it spun 180 degrees and hit another tree before erupting in flames, the report said. Neither Walker nor Rodas were under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, according to toxicology reports conducted by the coroner.

As for the future of the Fast and Furious franchise, a separate story by The Hollywood Reporter claims director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Universal Studios will move forward with the seventh installment in the franchise, which was only partially completed when Walker was killed.

According to unnamed sources, Universal will modify the script and use footage of Walker that's already been shot to "retire" his character, series lead Brian O'Connor, from the film rather than kill him off. The release date will also be pushed back from July 2014 to April 10, 2015, as we've already reported, to allow additional scenes to be shot that will solidify the change in the story.

Universal is hoping that by taking this avenue, the hugely profitable series will be able to continue on for planned future installments.


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      Koenigsegg
      • 11 Months Ago
      was pretty damn obvious they weren't going slow
      Jason
      • 11 Months Ago
      It is what it appeared to be: a terrible accident caused by the loss of control of a fast car on public roads, at illegal speeds. Nothing more to say about it, except that it was easily avoided and caused by irresponsibility. Many of us have done as much with lessor consequences, but there is no other explanation for it, besides irresponsibility. Perhaps by by-and-large responsible people, but poor judgement that ended the lives of two people and left families without sons/fathers etc. Sad.
        That Guy
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jason
        It was no accident. An accident is not avoidable. This most certainly was avoidable.
          montegod7ss
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          Well, if he didn't intentionally burn them both up in a car wreck then technically it was an accident. Accident: "an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury"
          Agilis
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          By your stupid and ignorant logic, every accident, whether it be automobile, warehouse, construction, etc, that occurs, could be avoided. Even your accident of a comment could have been avoided if you had common sense.
          That Guy
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          Nice try. But that's isn't even close to what I said and you know it. But I will stand by the FACT that most automobile crashes could be avoided. That is why they're called crashes.
          montegod7ss
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          I would say dying was pretty unexpected for both of them. Therefore, accident.
          That Guy
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          Exactly. It was no accident. It was a crash.
          That Guy
          • 11 Months Ago
          @That Guy
          You really expect to survive a crash when you're going 100+ mph? And answer me this..... Had they been going the speed limit, would the car have crashed? Of course not. Therefore, this was a crash and no accident. This could have been avoided
        over9000
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jason
        We're just glad that no innocent bystanders were killed
      • 11 Months Ago
      [blocked]
        That Guy
        • 11 Months Ago
        Evo: So with no training, no water, and no protective clothing, you would approach a burning wreck and pull people out? You're an idiot. No reasonable attempt could be made by the surrounding people to save them. All they could do is watch.
        Andrew B
        • 11 Months Ago
        I hope things like "illest", the "2 in the pink 1 in the stink hands" and the "stickers make me go fast" die. I saw a Mazda Protege with a rear spoiler that honestly made the car look like it could glide off a cliff.
        Pj Taintz
        • 11 Months Ago
        I still find it funny that a dude with evo in his handle knocks ricers all day long when the evo is just a manufacurer built ricer
      over9000
      • 11 Months Ago
      What an idiot.
      Car Guy
      • 11 Months Ago
      A guy that rich could easily afford all the track time he wants to drive that fast. Instead his own stupidity killed him. Senseless waste.
        Arturo Rios Jr.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Car Guy
        You do know he wasn't the one behind the wheel right? It's easy to judge this guy but I am sure 99% of those driving have break some kind of law.
      That Guy
      • 11 Months Ago
      MORE proof that this was no accident. This was a crash. Accidents cannot be avoided. This most certainly could have been avoided if the driver or passenger had an ounce of common sense. Stupid people doing stupid things is a recipe for disaster.
        ROLO
        • 11 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        Sadly yes it was a crash.
        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @That Guy
        What? You couldn't figure out a way to blame Ford for this?
          That Guy
          • 11 Months Ago
          @john96xlt
          That makes no sense at all. Why would I blame Ford for a stupid person who was driving recklessly on public roads and crashed? Seek help dude.
      VL00
      • 11 Months Ago
      Maybe people can stop pretending they care about the death of a D-list celebrity now
        Bit Map
        • 11 Months Ago
        @VL00
        I care and he was way more than a D list celebrity. You, however, are a piece of **** human being that deserves to be put down.
      unsivilaudio
      • 11 Months Ago
      Regardless of the cause, I still think the result was tragic. You can't fault the guy for having an err in judgment, he was only human. As fellow car enthusiast, we should understand that... [/rant directed at no one in particular]
      bubciak
      • 11 Months Ago
      Who cares !!! Looks like they got what they ask for .
      Rob
      • 11 Months Ago
      Happy now, Roger Rodas?
      tr
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope this would be an important lesson to all drivers out there; when you drive fast you put everyone's lives in danger, including your passenger and other innocent people on the street! When you disregard your own life, you are suicidal, when you disregard other people's lives, you are a murderer.
        Avinash Machado
        • 11 Months Ago
        @tr
        Well said.
        RGT881
        • 11 Months Ago
        @tr
        Very general statement to make. To drill this point down, I would say that traveling too fast for the conditions isn't smart. And I certainly wouldn't go into the corner on public street at 100mph because the street surface doesn't offer consistent levels of traction that a track surface does.
      Rob
      • 11 Months Ago
      Roger Rodas, YOU! Destroyed a franchise. Happy now?
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Rob
        [blocked]
          over9000
          • 11 Months Ago
          he'll eventually will without Paul Walker
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