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Porsche sued over crash that killed Paul Walker

The wife of a man who was driving the Porsche sports car that crashed and killed Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.

The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed Monday in Los Angeles by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Walker’s friend and business partner Roger Rodas. READ FULL STORY

Paul Walker's daughter's guardianship hearing delayed

A guardianship hearing for Paul Walker’s teenage daughter has been postponed at the request of an attorney for the late actor’s mother.

Attorney Bela G. Lugosi said Thursday lawyers are trying to work out an agreement on who should care for 15-year-old Meadow Rain Walker. The Fast & Furious actor’s will calls for his mother to serve as her guardian, however Meadow Walker’s mother, Rebecca Jo Soteros, is still alive. READ FULL STORY

Speed caused Paul Walker car crash

The Porsche carrying Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

The sports car slammed into a light pole which had a speed limit sign of 45 mph, killing Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery wreck.

Investigators concluded that unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash, according to a person who has reviewed a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. Investigators calculated that Rodas was driving 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 vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision,” accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet. READ FULL STORY

Paul Walker's mom wants guardianship of late actor's daughter

Paul Walker’s mother has petitioned to become the legal guardian of the late actor’s teenage daughter in accordance with his final wishes.

Cheryl Ann Walker filed the guardianship petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. It states that Meadow Rain Walker, 15, has been living with her since the death of her son in a fiery crash on Nov. 30 north of Los Angeles.

The will of the Fast & Furious actor called for his mother to become his daughter’s guardian and for his father to manage his estate, which has been valued between $16 million and $25 million.

Meadow Walker is the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate.

Cheryl Walker’s guardianship filing states that her granddaughter’s mother is also living with her but is not an appropriate caretaker due to issues with alcohol.

The actor died after the Porsche sports car he was riding in crashed and burst into flames. Investigators estimated the car may have been traveling more than 100 mph before it crashed and killed the actor and driver Roger Rodas, a business partner and friend of Paul Walker.

Paul Walker's $25 million estate left to daughter

Paul Walker’s teenage daughter is the sole beneficiary of the actor’s estate, which is valued at an estimated $25 million, court records show.

The star’s final will and testament was filed Jan. 28 in Santa Barbara and calls for his father to serve as executor of the estate and for his mother to serve as guardian of the actor’s 15-year-old daughter.

The will was prepared and signed in 2001, the same year Walker starred in the first Fast & Furious film that launched the successful film franchise and will continue generating millions for the actor’s estate. READ FULL STORY

Paul Walker's estate estimated at $25 million

Court records show Paul Walker’s estate is worth an estimated $25 million, and the actor appointed his father to manage his affairs upon his death.

The star’s will was filed Jan. 28 in Santa Barbara, Calif. The document was prepared in 2001, the same year that Walker helped launch the Fast & Furious film franchise that made him famous.

Walker’s mother is named as the guardian of her son’s 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.

The 40-year-old actor died Nov. 30 in a fiery crash after a specialty Porsche driven by his friend and financial adviser struck a light pole and a tree in northern Los Angeles County.

A probate hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 20.

The estate’s value comes from unspecified personal property and the $10 million value of Walker’s home.

Paul Walker coroner's report reveals car was traveling over 100 mph

New light has been shed on the accident that claimed the lives of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, 40, and his friend Roger Rodas, 38, thanks to a newly released coroner’s report that says the car was traveling in excess of 100 mph when it struck a tree in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 30.

The report specifies that Walker, who was riding in the passenger seat of the Porsche Carrera GT, is said to have suffered “thermal burns with diffuse charring” and his death was caused by the combination of extensive thermal injuries and multiple traumatic injuries. Rodas, who was driving the vehicle, also died of traumatic injuries. Neither drugs nor alcohol were found in either Walker’s or Rodas’ systems, according to a toxicology report.

According to witness reports, Rodas lost control of the vehicle, causing it to spin around into a curb. The driver’s side is said to have then struck a tree, then a light post, and then the passenger side careened into another tree, which is when it first burst into flames.

TMZ first reported the news, and the full report is available here.

Paul Walker laid to rest after Los Angeles funeral

Paul Walker was laid to rest on Saturday after a private funeral service in Los Angeles.

According to E! online, the Fast & Furious star was cremated, and his ashes were interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery during a non-denominational service. His father, mother, two brothers, and other family members and friends were in attendance. Another private gathering will be held for family and friends at an as-yet undisclosed location.

On Dec. 8, thousands of fans visited  the site where the 40-year-old Walker died in a car crash in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita. Mourners left flowers and candies and revved their engines to pay tribute to the actor.

Autopsy: Paul Walker died from impact, fire in crash

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was killed by impact and fire in a crash that occurred while he was a passenger in a Porsche driven by his friend, according to an autopsy released Wednesday

Walker died Saturday when the high-performance car smashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames.

The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was driven by Roger Rodas, who was killed by the impact alone, according to the autopsy released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Results of toxicology testing will take another six to eight weeks.
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