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 |  Mar 25 2014, 9:42 PM

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It’s been months since the tragic news of Paul Walker’s death hit the Internet, but now investigators can confirm that speed was the deciding factor and that there were no mechanical issues with the Porsche Carrera GT.

It is now being reported that the Carrera GT, driven by Roger Rodas, was traveling at approximately 90 mph when it lost control and crashed, killing both Rodas and Walker. According to a person that has reviewed the report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol, investigators have concluded that unsafe driving and not mechanical problems caused the crash.

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Official word from the Sheriff’s Department is likely to come “in the very near future,” according to department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. Porsche has also sent out engineers to examine the Carrera GT and concluded that there were no problems with the vehicle’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems.

[Source: NY Daily News]

  • craigcole

    Wow, this should surprise absolutely no one. Why did it take months to “investigate” this? It’s pretty simple, reckless driving + excessive speed = BAD. It’s still tragic; may Mr. Walker rest in peace.