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Paul Walker's daughter gets $10.1 millon death settlement from crash driver's estate

Paul Walker's 17-year-old daughter has reached a $10.1 million (£7.15 million) death settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas, the man who was driving the car that tragically crashed in 2013.

Paul Walker was killed in the car accident in Los Angeles in 2013. Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Mr Rodas when the car, travelling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour, smashed into three trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita before bursting into flames.

Meadow Walker's attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement that the settlement, which was reached in November 2014 but has only just been reported, would go into a trust for the teenager.

According to Milam's statement, Mr Rodas was only partially responsible for the crash, and the settlement covers a "fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not been tragically cut short."

Milam said the actor's daughter was continuing her lawsuit against Porsche and that she "intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker's death."

Meadow Walker, the actor's only child, filed the complaint against the German automaker last September, accusing it of skimping on safety features that could have prevented the crash or at least kept him alive.

Milam said Paul Walker survived the impact of the crash, but "burned to death because of Porsche's defective design."

Porsche has maintained that the actor was responsible for his own death. After a four-month investigation, Los Angeles officials said the crash was caused by excessive speed, not mechanical failure.

On Monday Mr Rodas' widow lost her lawsuit against the motor company.