[Gossip] Autopsy Details For Paul Walker and Roger Rodas Revealed
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.03.2014
TMZ has obtained the autopsy reports for both Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas which contain some disturbing, grisly details about how they died after crashing their vehicle on November 30 in Santa Clara, California.
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Walker's body was charred through the skin due to the severe burns of the car wreck. He was burned so badly that none of his internal organs were suitable for donation. Walker was laying "supine" in the passenger seat in a "pugilistic stance" (a defensive position), as if he were bracing for impact. He had multiple fractures including his jaw, collar bone and left upper arm. There were also rib and pelvic fractures.
The report said that Walker died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries". The Los Angeles County Coroner is preserving portions of his organs in a jar, which is customary in case of lawsuits.
Rodas suffered major head trauma with the top portion of his skull fractured and his brain exposed.
No alcohol or drug traces were found in the bodies of either man. There was "scant soot in Walker's trachea", which means that he likely took a few breaths after impact. However, investigators believe both men died almost immediately. Walker had 14% carbon monoxide saturation in his blood, with the normal level being 2%. Rodas had 10%.
After impact, the car spun 180 degrees, struck a tree and was nearly ripped in half before it exploded in flames.