New details on the tragic death of actor Paul Walker

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UPDATED 11:49 a.m. Saturday–

In November Walker was participating in a racing event benefiting a charity he started in an effort to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The coroner’s report says the Porsche driven by Walker’s friend may have been going 100 miles-per-hour when they crashed.

The report concludes both men were burned on over 100% of their bodies.

 

Both deaths were ruled to be an accident.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Actor Paul Walker, who shot to fame as star of the high-octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.

Walker’s publicist Ame van Iden confirmed his death, but said she could not elaborate beyond statements posted on Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Walker was a passenger in a friend’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and both were attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in the community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles north of Hollywood.

Speed was a factor in the crash, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said.

The wreck took place about 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET), about 300 yards from the office park where the event was held. The speed limit there is 45 mph.