Walker’s Death Caused By Speed, Modifications, Poor Maintenance: Police Photo:

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Mike Stevens | Mar, 27 2014 | 10 Comments

Investigations into the horror crash that claimed the life of actor Paul Walker have determined that speed and poor maintenance, rather than technical fault, were responsible.

The car had been driven by a friend and business partner of Walker’s, racing driver Roger Rodas, who was also killed in the accident.

Forensic and autopsy reports following the crash suggested that the vehicle had been travelling at around 150km/h when it collided with a tree.

After more thorough investigation, police this week have concluded that poor judgement and excessive speed - now believed to be closer to 130km/h - were to blame.

Porsche Cars North America has also released a statement that claims the vehicle, a rare Carrera GT, had been modified “from its original design state and had not been properly maintained”.

The company confirmed, however, that there was no evidence of mechanical malfunction leading to the crash.

The police report adds details that include the addition of an aftermarket exhaust system, along with a set of tyres that were more than nine years old.

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