A new security camera angle of the moment shows a new timeline of events after Paul Walker’s fatal crash on Saturday. Contradicting previous reports, the new surveillance footage reveals that Walker’s Porsche Carerra GT didn’t catch fire until a minute after initial crash. Instead, the supercar heavily knocks a tree and light pole followed by only wisps of smoke before the significant flames erupt after two minutes of the crash.
While the new CCTV footage recorded from the opposite side of the street does not show the accident, it does suggest Paul Walker may have trapped for up to a minute before flames fully engulf the vehicle ultimately killing the 40-year-old Hollywood actor.
It would take around six to eight weeks for Toxicology reports to be ready, but the two tragic victims were both positively identified using dental records. However, investigators put a ‘security hold’ on preliminary findings of the autopsies after this new footage appears on the scene.
According to TMZ, an inside source from the Coroner’s office has told that Walker died from the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries, but the 38-year-old Roger Rodas, who was driving the car at that time, was killed by the initial impact.
As the investigation continues, Universal Pictures announced that production for Fast & Furious 7 has officially been put to pause.
“At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise,” the studio said in a statement.
Walker along with the rest of the cast had been on a holiday break and the shooting was due to begin on Monday.
Vin Diesel joined crowds on Monday to give a public tribute to his Fast & Furious co-star Walker at the scene of his fatal crash.
“If my brother were here right now and saw all the love that you’re bringing here. If he could see for himself that all of you have showed up to show my brother love at this hard time,” Diesel thanked fans while speaking through a police car loudspeaker.
“That his family gets to see all of you show the love that you’ve shown Paul. It’s going to stay with me forever.”
Walker died at the age of 40 and leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.