The Porsche in a fatal crash that killed Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker and Valencia CEO Roger Rodas was traveling about 100 mph, according to a Coroner’s Office report.
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The report contained notes from crash investigators, who stated the car was traveling “100+ mph” at the time of the crash, around 3:25 p.m. on Nov. 30.
“(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 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 Deputy Kelly of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, who was among the first deputies on the scene.
Investigators with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit are expected to meet with Porsche officials later this month to discuss evidence from the crash.
No foul play is suspected in the crash, according to the report.
The crash site has drawn thousands of people to the Valencia industrial park where the crash occurred, which is less than 100 yards from the corporate headquarters of a business owned by Roger Rodas, the Always Evolving performance car shop.
Walker and Rodas were friends and fellow car enthusiasts, and Rodas also raced Porsche cars, in addition to being a financial adviser.
Walker was in Santa Clarita for a toy drive to benefit a nonprofit he owned called Reach Out WorldWide.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials are still investigating a theft from the crash site, as two men pleaded not guilty in court Friday to stealing parts of the back of a Wolf’s Towing truck that carried evidence from the scene.
Prosecutors filed criminal charges against two men accused of stealing the roof from the wrecked Porsche Carrera GT in which Walker and Rodas died,
Anthony Edward Janow, 25, of Phoenix, and Jameson Brooks Witty, 18, of Tujunga, are charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property.
The charges were filed by Deputy District Attorney Sera Boyadjian of the San Fernando branch office, and Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman is assigned to the case.
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Source: Santa Clarita News