Paul Walker Death: Final Report Expected on Actor’s Fatal Crash

January 20, 2014 Updated: January 20, 2014

The final crash report in Paul Walker’s death is expected to be completed soon.

Crash investigators met with Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies and officials with Porsche recently to discuss findings in the investigation.

Walker died in a fiery car crash on November 30. His friend and business partner Roger Rodas, who was driving the car, also died.

A report from the coroner’s office found that the car was traveling around or even over 100 miles per hour in an area where the speed limit is 50 miles per hour.

“For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle partially spun around, and began traveling in a southeast direction. The vehicle then struck a curb, and the driver’s side of the vehicle struck a tree and then a lightpost,” according to the report. 

Notes from the sheriff’s office indicate that the passenger’s side of the vehicle struck a tree and the car burst into flames, reported KHTS radio.

The final report from the sheriff’s office is expected to be completed soon, sources told the station. However, there is no set release date. 

This week, actor and rapper Tyrese Gibson–who was said to be good friends Walker–spoke about his death.

“I went out there and I found my smile again,” Tyrese told E! News.

“I think a lot of us, without knowing, just with the hustle and bustle of life, trauma, drama and stuff—everybody knows what happened—to all of us mourning the loss of Paul at the end of the year, and I was just really sad for a long time,” he continued. “And I said, you know what? I’m gonna go to Dubai and I’m gonna go find my smile again and I found it.”

And Walker’s character in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Brian O’Conner, is not clear. The seventh installment of the film will be released April 2015.

The film’s writer, Chris Morgan, told IGN there hasn’t been any definite decisions made about the character.

“I mean at this point, everyone took a break and we’re having time to grieve,” he told the site. “And now everyone is coming together, linking arms and trying to figure out what the best way forward is. And that’s kind of the stage we’re at right now. Everyone is motivated to make it something special and move forward in the right way.”

He added: “There’s nothing set in stone at all. Those are the conversations we’re just now having. Nothing’s decided. Everything is still open and on the table.”

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