What actually killed Kobe Bryant & others in Helicopter crash;post mortem result released
A post-mortem examination of the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims.
The 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol.
The cause of the 26 January crash, which occurred in California amid heavy fog, is still being investigated.
“On Jan. 28, the cause of death for all nine victims was ruled as blunt trauma,” the examination said. “The manner of death was certified as an accident”.
The results of the post-mortem examination were posted on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner office on Friday.
Earlier on,Lawyers for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, have filed a lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter.
It alleges that Zobayan – who died in the crash – did not assess weather data before taking off.
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