A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the result in of loss of life for all nine victims.
The 180-webpage report also identified that the pilot, 50-yr-outdated Ara Zobayan, tested destructive for medicine and alcohol.
The result in of the 26 January crash, which occurred in California amid large fog, is even now becoming investigated.
Bryant’s 13-yr-aged daughter, Gianna, was with him on board the helicopter.
The travellers – which included two of Gianna’s basketball teammates, their relatives and a coach – ended up on their way to a event in Thousand Oaks in which Bryant experienced been established to mentor.
Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser all died alongside the Bryants, and pilot Ara Zobayan when the helicopter crashed into a hill just north of Los Angeles.
“On Jan. 28, the bring about of demise for all 9 victims was dominated as blunt trauma,” the examination claimed. “The method of death was licensed as an accident”.
The outcomes of the post-mortem examination were posted on the web-site of the Los Angeles County Health care Examiner-Coroner office on Friday.
Bryant, a 5-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers during his occupation and is considered 1 of the finest players in the game’s history.
He retired in April 2016 soon after a 20-calendar year profession with the workforce.
Lawyers for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, have submitted a lawsuit versus the firm that operated the helicopter.
It alleges that Zobayan – who died in the crash – did not evaluate weather conditions knowledge ahead of getting off.
Separately, before this year, the sheriff of Los Angeles County said eight deputies experienced admitted possessing graphic photos of the crash website.
Alex Villanueva stated he was “devastated and heartbroken” by their conduct. He explained he had instructed the deputies to delete the images.