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Porsche blames Paul Walker in 2013 death

In this April 29, 2011, file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome.
In this April 29, 2011, file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. AP

Porsche is claiming “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker was responsible for his own death in the fiery 2013 wreck that also killed his friend.

The car maker filed paperwork in last week saying Walker “knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk” when he climbed into the Carrera GT for what would be his last ride. The filing was a response to the wrongful death lawsuit that Walker’s teenage daughter Meadow filed in September. Porsche said the Carrera was state-of-the-art when it was first sold claims the vehicle was “misused and improperly maintained.”

Investigators determined the Porsche was traveling some 90 miles per hour before it careened into a tree. They said in March 2014 that unsafe driving, not mechanical issues, were to blame for the double fatal crash.

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