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Paul Walker 'responsible for own death' in fiery crash
Porsche responds to wrongful death lawsuit
Porsche says that Paul Walker was responsible for his own death in a high-speed crash that took his life on November 30, 2013.
In response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Walker's daughter Meadow, the car company said the actor was 'a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT.'
The company also claimed that the Porsche he was a passenger in had been 'abused and altered, and was 'misused and improperly maintained,' according to TMZ this week.
The GT was being driven by Walker's friend Roger Rodas, an experienced amateur racing driver, when it spun out of control on a city street in Valencia, near Los Angeles, and burst into flames after hitting a power pole and several trees.
Walker, who was 40, and Rodas, 38, both died at the scene.
Meadow, 16, filed suit in September alleging the car would never have careened out of control if it had had a proper stabilization system.
An investigation carried out by law enforcement determined the Porsche Carrera had been going between 80 and 93 mph when Rodas lost control and concluded that speed was the cause of the crash.
However, according to TMZ, Walker's daughter claimed in legal documents the car was traveling between 63 and 71 mph