That's the beauty of forensic medicine isn't it - there are traces to the cause of death on any dead body even on badly burnt Paul I am sure experts could clearly find fractured bones, skull damage, broken ribs etc.
Also I believe they could tell he was not killed on impact by inspecting the lungs. If he was still breathing afther the impact he likely inhaled a deadly mix of smoke and super hot air which burnt his windpipe and left traces in his lungs, this should be clearly visible at autopsy.
That's about the cruelest most painful death possible IMO - being stuck in a mangled car, fully conscious and slowly getting burnt alive, breathing hot smoke that burns with every breath...
I hope it wasn't like that but it's remarkable how much damage the human body can withstand before death.
You can burn alive and stay conscious.
There is a video from Russia of people stuck in burning car...they were choking on smoke, clearly burning and were still conscious and trying to get out.
m/ ^_^ m/ "The goal of all life is death" - Sigmund Freud
Love this group, but that was one of the hardest pic's to look at. His obvious handsomeness aside, such a great guy in so many, charitable ways, and to think how he might have suffered, if even only a few seconds, it's not putting a Hollywood actor on a pedistool, but a kind man meeting a terrible end. : (