A U.S. District judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to support claims that the car lacked safety features

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated April 05, 2016 01:40 PM
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A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit that claimed Porsche was responsible for the accident that killed Paul Walker and Rogers Rodas, reports the Associated Press.

U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled Monday that there was not enough evidence to support Kristine Rodas’ claim that the Carrera GT in which they were riding lacked basic safety features that would have saved both men’s lives in the November 2013 crash.

According to TMZ, the judge shot down all four vehicle defects Rodas claimed contributed to their deaths, including that the car was not built to withstand side impact and that the fuel cell was compromised, causing a fire.

Gutierrez also ruled that there wasn’t evidence that the car’s suspension failed, as the lawsuit also alleged, reports the AP.

Rodas is the widow of Roger, who was driving the Porsche that ultimately crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California, on Nov. 20, 2013. Walker was in the passenger seat of the car at the time, and both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Rodas’ children, Walker’s daughter, Meadow, and Walker’s father have also filed respective wrongful death lawsuits against Porsche.