A autopsy examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has dominated blunt drive trauma as the reason for demise for all 9 victims.
The 180-page report additionally discovered that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, examined adverse for medicine and alcohol.
The reason for the 26 January crash, which occurred in California amid heavy fog, remains to be being investigated.
Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was with him on board the helicopter.
The passengers – which included two of Gianna’s basketball teammates, their family members and a coach – have been on their option to a event in Thousand Oaks the place Bryant had been set to teach.
Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser all died alongside the Bryant’s and pilot Ara Zobayan when the helicopter crashed right into a hill simply north of Los Angeles.
“On Jan. 28, the reason for demise for all 9 victims was dominated as blunt trauma,” the examination mentioned. “The way of demise was licensed as an accident”.
The results of the post-mortem examination have been posted on the web site of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner workplace on Friday.
Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, performed for the LA Lakers all through his profession and is taken into account one of many biggest gamers within the sport’s historical past.
He retired in April 2016 after a 20-year profession with the staff.
Legal professionals for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, have filed a lawsuit in opposition to the corporate that operated the helicopter.
It alleges that Zobayan – who died within the crash – didn’t assess climate knowledge earlier than taking off.
Individually, earlier this 12 months, the sheriff of Los Angeles County said eight deputies had admitted possessing graphic photos of the crash web site.
Alex Villanueva mentioned he was “devastated and heartbroken” by their conduct. He mentioned he had instructed the deputies to delete the photographs.
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