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Porsche in clear over Paul Walker's fatal crash

By Staff Reporter

Published 06/04/2016

Collision: Paul Walker
Collision: Paul Walker

Car maker Porsche was not responsible for the car crash that killed The Fast And The Furious star Paul Walker, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled.

Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when it crashed and burst into flames in Santa Clarita in November 2013.

Mr Rodas's widow Kristine claimed that her husband died because the Porsche he was driving lacked several safety features.

But US District Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled on Monday that there was not enough evidence to support the claims the car maker was responsible for the accident.

Judge Gutierrez also ruled there was no evidence the Porsche's suspension failed, as the lawsuit claimed.

Mrs Rodas's attorney said the ruling will be appealed.

A report released by traffic collision experts determined that the crash that killed the 40-year-old actor was the result of "unsafe speed". It is estimated the Porsche was doing 90mph when it hit a tree.

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