April 1, 2015 5:12 AM EDT

Lawyers for Porsche are blaming the man who was behind the wheel during a fiery Southern California crash that killed the driver and “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker.

The statements were made in a response to a civil lawsuit alleging a vehicle flaw caused the 2013 crash.

Roger Rodas and Walker were killed on Nov. 30. 2013 after Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into flames after the men left a charity event in Santa Clarita, California. Walker was a passenger in the car.

Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas, sued Porsche Cars North America, saying her husband was an experienced driver …

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