LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The body of actor Paul Walker has been released to his family and taken to Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, a coroner’s official said Tuesday.

Walker’s body had been at the coroner’s office since the actor’s death in the fiery crash of a Porsche Carrera GT, driven by his 38-year-old friend, Roger Rodas, in Valencia on Nov. 30. The actor’s remains were transferred Monday, according to Ed Winter of the coroner’s office.

Walker, 40, was a passenger in the car when it slammed into a pole and a tree on Hercules Street at Kelly Johnson Parkway. An autopsy determined that Rodas died from injuries suffered in the crash, while the “Fast and Furious” star died from a combination of traumatic injuries and burns in the fire.


Results of toxicology tests are still pending. Sheriff’s officials are still investigating the crash, but said speed played a factor in the wreck.

The duo took the 600-horsepower car out for a ride after attending a charity event organized by Walker’s Reach Out WorldWide organization, which helps provide relief from natural disasters around the world.

Funeral plans for Walker have not been announced.

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