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Paul Walker Crash Investigators Meet With Sheriff's Deputies To Discuss Fatal Crash

Paul Walker Crash Investigators Meet With Sheriff’s Deputies To Discuss Fatal Crash

Evidence in the fatal Paul Walker-Roger Rodas crash Nov. 30 was discussed in meetings between Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and Porsche officials this week, a crash investigator confirmed Thursday.


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The meetings took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a source close to the investigation on the condition of anonymity.

The Sheriff’s Station’s report is expected to be completed soon, according to sources.Santa Clarita Sheriff's deputies control crowds as a Paul Walker-Roger Rodas memorial car show in December

All official information released about the crash is being sent out by the Sheriff’s Department Headquarters Bureau in Monterey Park, according to a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy who said locals officials could not comment on the case.

Related article: Paul Walker, Roger Rodas Officially Identified As Victims In Crash

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives with the Traffic Unit were reportedly meeting Thursday to discuss the release of the information.

The meeting comes about two weeks after a Coroner’s Office report cited initial estimates on the speed of Paul Walker’s Porsche, which was by Rodas at speeds in excess of 100 mph in a neighborhood with a speed limit less than half that.

Related article: Paul Walker Porsche Going More Than 100 mph In Crash

“(Roger Rodas) was driving a red Porsche Carrera GT at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph, in the No. 1 eastbound lane on Hercules Street, approaching Constitution,” according to an investigator’s notes in the Coroner’s Office report.

“For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around, and began traveling in a southeast direction. The vehicle then struck a curb, and the driver’s side of the vehicle struck a tree and then a lightpost,” the report continued.

The force of the collision then spun the car around again,  and the passenger’s side struck a tree and the vehicle burst into flames, according to notes from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, who were the investigators first on the scene.

 

The crash drew international attention, as well as tens of thousands of mourners to the otherwise quiet Valencia industrial park in the weeks.

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Paul Walker Crash Investigators Meet With Sheriff’s Deputies To Discuss Fatal Crash

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