abc
QUICK LINKS:

Investigators: Speed to Blame for Walker Crash

Updated: 03/25/2014 4:57 PM
Created: 03/25/2014 4:55 PM WDIO.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a California street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend.

A person who has reviewed the investigators' report told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it concluded unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash. The person requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released.

The report says driver Roger Rodas was going between 81 mph and 94 mph when his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT began to drift as it lost control after coming out of a curve.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol did the investigation. Neither commented on report's findings Tuesday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)=

FILE - In this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file

Front Page

  • Butternut Man Charged with 1st-Degree Homicide in Toddler's Death

    A Butternut man has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old child. According to the criminal complaint, the man brought the child to the hospital in full respiratory arrest, and the child died the next day. A forensic exam revealed evidence of child abuse.

  • Duluth Man Arrested in Connection With Armed Robbery

    Police say they arrested a 23-year-old Duluth man suspected of robbing another man at knife point on Monday. Police say the suspect has four other convictions in Minnesota from 2011 and 2012. No one was injured, and the suspect is being held at the St. Louis County Jail.

  • Sex Offender Released in Ashland

    Ashland authorities want the public to know about a sex offender who is being released in Ashland on Tuesday. They say Madison committed second-degree sexual assault of a child in 2009. He will be living on West Lake Shore Drive.

  • Homebrew and Brats Mix For Grand Rapids Oktoberfest Event

    Beer and brats are a classic Oktoberfest meal, and it gets even better when you mix them. An event in Grand Rapids this weekend will showcase brats made with homebrew, and it all supports the Community Foundation.

  • Crews Taking Down 61-Year-Old Duluth TV Tower

    Work crews are taking down one of the oldest towers on Duluth's Observation Hill and began to lower heavy pieces of steel on Tuesday.

 
Advertisement