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No drugs, alcohol indicated in fatal Paul Walker crash

No drugs, alcohol indicated in fatal Paul Walker crash

'FAST & FURIOUS:' Paul Walker, 40, star of the racing movie franchise, was killed in November. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – No drugs or alcohol were found in the bodies of “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas after the fiery car crash that killed them in November, a coroner’s report released on Friday said.

Both Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, tested negative for alcohol, and drugs including cocaine, opiates and marijuana were not detected, said the report from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

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The deaths of both men were ruled accidents. Walker died from “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” and Rodas from “multiple traumatic injuries,” the report said.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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