No evidence that Porsche in actor Paul Walker
FILE In this Nov. 30, 2013 file photo, firefighters stand near the wreckage of a Porsche that hit a light pole and burned on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., a crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that the car lost control due to “speed, and speed alone.” Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying the “Fast Furious” actor had mechanical problems before it crashed. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson, File)
AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson, File
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the Furious star.
The investigation also has hermes uk ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to slam into a light pole and tree.
The car, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, is notoriously hard to handle.
looking at speed and speed alone, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press.
The Nov. 30 crash also killed the driver, Walker friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas.
Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, co owned an auto racing team. Rodas also was a professional driver who competed in 10 Pirelli World C hermes uk hallenge GTS races this year.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department have calculated a range of the speed at which they think the car was travelling, but they won disclose that number until Porsche engineers come to California next month in the hope of extracting information from onboard data collectors.
The official would not disclose the current speed estimate. It is calculated through a formula that uses factors including the arc of tire marks from the scene and how well the tires would grip the roadway, said Chris Kauderer, chairman of the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists.
The sheriff office has said speed was a factor in the one car crash in an indust hermes uk rial park about 30 miles (48 kilometres) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A spokesman on Wednesday had nothing to add.
Though the car exploded in flames, its three data recorders survived and may produce information to pinpoint the speed. hermes uk If they produce usable data, the recorders would be able to tell investigators whether seat belts were fastened, air bags deployed and whether Rodas hit the brakes before impact.
Because the car is so rare, investigators will need Porsche help to retrieve the data. A spokesman for the car company declined to comment.
The official said sheriff investigators also have enlisted the help of California Highway Patrol accident reconstruction specialists, who tested the brakes on the wrecked car and found that at least one of the tires was made in 2004. The CHP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.