In a tragic coda to the January helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the Los Angeles medical expert’s workplace has released the post-mortem reports of the 9 victims.
The autopsies present the only real explanation for dying for all of the victims was blunt pressure trauma. The workplace licensed the style of dying for every of them as unintended.
The outcomes, which embody graphic descriptions of fractures and dismemberments, have been posted on the web site of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner workplace shortly after 6 p.m.
The grim outcomes seek advice from the victims by title and case quantity — the NBA legend is Case No. 2020-00797.
Every sufferer is assigned the identical Case Standing — “Closed,” — and a spot of dying listed as “Mountain Facet.”
The 9 died immediately, the autopsies mentioned, when the chopper crashed in foggy circumstances in the hills overlooking Calabasas.
The outcomes additionally confirmed that the pilot of the helicopter, Ara Zobayan, had no unlawful medicine or alcohol in his system.
Bryant examined constructive just for prescription methylphenidate, the eye deficit drug generally offered as Ritalin.
In additional lingering aftermath of the tragedy, the household of the — who was among the many fatalities — is in a pitched authorized battle with Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, who’s suing Zobayan and Specific Helicopters for wrongful dying.