Porsche to be sued over Walker crash

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Los Angeles - The wife of a man who was driving a Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker is suing the car company, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle.

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

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This file photo shows the wreckage of the Porsche in which Paul Walker was killed. Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff/AP

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 88.5km/h before the accident.

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


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