Statue erected in honor of Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at Crash Site

Seven others also died in the crash: John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa; his wife, Keri Altobelli; their daughter, Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser, an assistant Mamba Sports Academy basketball coach; Payton Chester, a player on the team; her mother, Sarah Chester; and Ara Zobayanthe pilot.

Four months after the crash, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined that the cause of death for all passengers was blunt trauma and the manner of death was unintentional. Investigators later determined the pilot of the helicopter appeared to be violating federal standards and likely experienced “spatial disorientation” as he flew through clouds on the foggy morning.

In addition to Gianna Kobe and wife Vanessa Bryant has three other daughters –Natalianu 19; Bianca, nu 5; and Caprinu 2.

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