Kobe Bryant Crash Victims Died of Blunt Trauma; Pilot Not Under Influence

Kobe Bryant Reportedly Killed In Helicopter Crash In Calabasas Hills

CALABASAS (CNS) - All nine victims of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant died of blunt trauma, and the pilot did not have drugs or alcohol in his system, according to official autopsy reports.

Kobe Bryant, 41, was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks on Jan. 26 when the helicopter crashed at 9:47 a.m.

Blunt force trauma was the cause of death for all victims, identified as Kobe and Gianna Bryant; John Altobelli, 56; Sarah Chester, 45; Keri Altobelli, 46; Alyssa Altobelli, 14; Payton Chester, 13; Christina Mauser, 38; and the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, 50.

Zobayan did not have drugs or alcohol in his system while piloting the helicopter, his toxicology report confirmed.

``The manner of death was certified as accident,'' the coroner's office said Friday.

The helicopter crashed in Calabasas amid heavy fog. A National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.

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