Porsche sued over crash that killed Paul Walker

Porsche sued over crash that killed Paul Walker

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The aftermath of the tragic car crash that killed "The Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker. The 40-year-old actor was the passenger in a single-car accident and explosion in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. The car hit a post or a tree and burst into flames. Walker had been attending a charity event for his organization "Reach Out Worldwide".

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 4:55 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of a man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.

The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed Monday in Los Angeles by Kristine Rodas, the wife of Walker's friend and business partner Roger Rodas.

The lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America claims the company's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT suffered from design flaws and had a malfunctioning suspension that caused the November crash and both men's deaths.

Authorities have cited unsafe speed as a cause of the crash. But Kristine Rodas' complaint says her husband was driving the Porsche at 55 mph before the accident.

An email message sent to Porsche seeking comment was not immediately returned.