Crash that killed Kobe Bryant was an accident; all on board died of blunt trauma: medical examiner

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May 15, 2020 - 6:54 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant was an accident, and everyone on board died of blunt trauma, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said Friday.

The NBA great, his daughter Gianna Bryant, their pilot Ara Zobayan and six other passengers died when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas on Jan. 26. 

The medical examiner’s office released all of its examination reports on Friday evening. The pilot’s toxicology tests came back negative for alcohol and “drugs of abuse,” TMZ reported.

Bryant’s death certificate, which was released in February, listed his cause of death as “blunt trauma.” The medical examiner’s office had not previously released its autopsy report.