Speed (Not Drugs or Mechanical Failure) Killed Paul Walker

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It's been nearly four months since Paul Walker tragically died (we still can't believe he's gone) and investigators have now released further information surrounding the crash that ended his life, along with friend Roger Rodas.

According to CNN, investigators have determined that speed was the main factor in this terrible accident.

"Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Mike Parker said Tuesday.

The investigator's report showed that the vehicle was going "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees." This confirmed coroner's initial estimation that Rodas was driving at nearly 100mph.

CNN reports that neither Walker, 40, nor Rodas, 38, had any drugs or alcohol in their system; they were both wearing seat belts; and the airbags launched as the car clipped a light pole and several trees, according to investigators.

Final autopsy results determined Walker had "scant soot" in his trachea, which suggests his life ended before the car went up in flames. And Rodas "rapidly died of severe blunt head, neck and chest trauma."

May they both R.I.P.

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