The sports car in which actor Paul Walker died may have crashed because of a mechanical failure, reports TMZ.com.
“Sources connected to Always Evolving — the shop co-owned by Walker and the Porsche driver Roger Rodas — tell TMZ they saw evidence of a fluid burst and subsequent fluid trail before the skid marks at the accident scene,” the story notes.
The report adds: “The AE sources point to the fact there is a noticeable absence of skid marks until just before the point of impact. They say if Roger had lost control the skid marks would show swerving, but instead the marks were in a straight line. They feel this cements the theory the driver didn’t have steering control.”
As we reported previously, Walker, 40, one of the stars of the “Fast & Furious” movies, died Saturday in a fiery crash. He and his friend, former race car driver Rodas, 38, were both killed when the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT slammed into a light pole, hit a tree and exploded on impact.