Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

Celebrity News

Paul Walker Crash Report Released
Posted by Alex Nochez on Mar 27, 2014 - 1:43:50 AM

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Sheriff's Investigators revealed their findings into the crash that killed Paul Walker on March 25.
The crash scene. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Sheriff Department.


The investigation was performed by the Sheriff's traffic collision experts in cooperation with the CHP's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT), according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department.


The results of the redacted reports showed that the Porsche was traveling at a speed between 80 and 93 miles per hour, leading to the conclusion that the “primary collision factor” was none other than unsafe driving. To confirm this, investigators examined every bit of the destroyed vehicle, including its steering, suspension, braking systems and more. What the investigators found was that there were no pre-existing conditions which could have lead to the crash, even with the presence of an “aftermarket exhaust system that would have increased the engine's horsepower” and a set of tires more than nine years old.


In addition to determining that both Walker and Roger Rhodas, the driver of the Porsche, were wearing seatbelts, toxicology reports indicated that neither person had consumed any alcohol or drugs prior to the crash.

Paul Walker.


Early theories had suggested that Walker and Rhodas had been racing an unknown third party before the incident, but the report dismissed that idea based on multiple eyewitness reports and the examination of several pieces of surveillance footage.


The report also stated that there were a few indications of the Porsche “fishtailing,” which is what occurs when the rear wheels of a vehicle lose traction on a surface. An eyewitness saw the Porsche fishtail as it made a right-hand turn onto Kelly Johnson Parkway from Copperhill Drive between 3:20 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Security footage from an unidentified store saw another fishtail occur around 3:26 p.m. about 8/10 of a mile away from the crash site as the car traveled along Kelly Johnson Parkway.


“Investigators determined that the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions,” said Commander Mike Parker of the Sheriff's North Patrol Division.


The County Coroner's report from January determined that both men had sustained multiple traumatic injuries, with Walker receiving additional thermal injuries. Both of their deaths were ruled as accidents.


Walker and Rhodas were killed on November 30 around 3:26 p.m. on Hercules Street and Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia. Walker died during the filming of “Fast & Furious 7.” The New York Daily News reported on March 21 that Walker's role in the film would be completed using a combination of four stand-ins with similar physiques as Walker and computer-generated imagery.


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.