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

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

UPDATED 4:21 P.M.

Paul Walker, the “Fast and Furious” actor who died in a single-vehicle collision on Saturday, was a College of the Canyons student at one time, according to Jasmine Foster, COC community relations liaison.

He attended in the spring of 1994 and his major was “Undeclared,” Foster confirmed with the COC Admissions Department.


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ORIGINAL STORY

Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were confirmed on as the two people involved in the one-vehicle fatal collision on Saturday afternoon, according officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday.

Rodas was also confirmed as the driver of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Hercules Street at Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia.

Rodas’ cause of death was described as “multiple traumatic injuries,” and Walker died of the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” according to a Coroner’s Office press release.

Both deaths have been ruled by Coroner Mark Fajardo to be accidents.

Toxicology is still pending on both cases. The estimated completion time frame for toxicology will be 6-8 weeks. Once the toxicology is complete, copies of the report will be available.

Speed is suspected as a factor in the crash, according to Sheriff’s Station Detective Jeff Maag.

Initially, Lt. Larry Dietz with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said the two bodies of the crash victims were “unidentifiable,” and that dental or skeletal records would likely be used for the official confirmation.

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Walker had been in Santa Clarita to help out with a charity effort put on by Reach Out WorldWide.

“(Paul Walker) was the founder, he was a responder, he was a main part of it–100 percent,” said JD Dorfman, operations manager for ROWW. “He’s not someone who just lent his name to the organization.”

Walker and Rodas’ Santa Clarita-based company Always Evolving, were doing a toy drive to benefit ROWW.

Since Saturday hundreds have come to Valencia to mourn Paul Walker’s death at the Santa Clarita industrial park.

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Source: Santa Clarita News


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

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