Recently, we posted that investigations will be carried out to check if the Porsche Carrera GT, which was involved in the deadly crash killing Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, had any mechanical failure. Now, according to recent developments and investigations, investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche had mechanical problems before it crashed.
The investigation also ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as cause of the crash of the car in which Walker was a passenger.
“We’re looking at speed and speed alone,” a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told the media. According to the report, the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have calculated a speed range at which they think the car was traveling, but did not disclose the speed range. Porsche engineers will visit California next month to extract information from onboard data collectors.
Although the car exploded in flames after the crash, the onborad data recorders survived and may produce information about the speed at which the car was travelling.
The official stated that the Porsche appeared to have negotiated a curve in the road just fine before crashing in an industrial park about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
“They were well out of the curve when they lost control,” the official said.