Porsche says Paul Walker to blame for his car crash death

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Attorneys for Porsche say “The Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker was to blame for his own death in a Southern California car crash.

The claim comes in documents filed last week in Los Angeles, where Walker’s 16-year-old daughter is suing Porsche for wrongful death.

Walker died two years ago when a Porsche Carrera GT driven by a friend went out of control, struck trees and a streetlight and burst into flames in Santa Clarita.

Investigators said the car was doing 80 to 94 mph.

Porsche’s filing says Walker was “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user” who knew the risks of a carthat had been misused and improperly maintained.

His daughter, Meadow Walker, contends the car had numerous design defects, including a faulty seatbelt that trapped her father.

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