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Bodies 'not visually identifiable' in Paul Walker car crash: coroner
UPDATED 4:40 P.M.: The Los Angeles coroner has requested the dental records of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, who died in a fiery crash involving Rodas's red Porsche Carrera GT Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Santa Clarita.
The two bodies recovered from the wreckage "are not visually identifiable," explained Los Angeles County Coroner investigator Dana Bee. While Walker's publicist confirmed Walker's death on Twitter, saying he was a passenger in the half-million dollar car that can reach speeds of 205 mph, it may take "a couple days" before the identities of the two bodies in themangled, incinerated car can be officially confirmed, Bee said.
"When you see a vehicle this destroyed, speed definitely played a role," in causing a single-car crash, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Mark Wood.
Meanwhile, UK fans of Walker, 40, expressed displeasure that a Davidoff ad for the men's cologne Cool Water - featuring the blue-eyed, ocean-loving Walker as spokesmodel - was broadcast during the Chelsea vs. Southampton match on Sunday. "This is such bad taste! What were they thinking?" tweeted Pam Chohan.
Funeral plans have yet to be announced for the actor, who leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. tThe Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff is collecting witness statements, video footage, and other evidence in the accident, which occurred as the two men were participating a benefit for Reach Out World Wide charity event to raise money for Philippine typhoon relief. Walker was in the middle of filming the seventh film in Universal's wildly successful "Fast & Furious" franchise at the time of his death.