Autopsy results shows that pilot Ara Zobayan, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol as toxicology tests came back negative.
The pilot was tested for benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, opioids, phencyclidine, and amphetamines but the toxicological testing did not detect the presence.
The autopsy documents reveal that Kobe and the other victims died of blunt trauma after the helicopter slammed onto a hillside at a high speed of 184 MPH on 26th January 2020 in Calabasas, California.
The need for the testing report was made known after Vanessa Bryant and surviving family members of other passengers sued the pilot and Island Express, which chartered the helicopter, for negligence and carelessness in the helicopter crash as other professional pilots have said Zobayan should not have been flying at such a high rate of speed in blinding fog.
Also, after the representative of the late pilot who was flying the helicopter claimed the people on board were responsible for the fatal crash.
One of the most popular sports figures in Los Angeles and a celebrity around the globe, Bryant was broken beyond recognition when his body was found in the dirt outside the wreckage of the chopper. His remains had to be identified by his fingerprints
Bryant was headed from Orange County to his daughter’s tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks on the morning of Jan. 26 also include daughter’s coaches, and two of her teammates, encountered thick fog in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.
Others killed were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser, who helped Bryant coach his daughter’s basketball team; and Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton. Alyssa and Payton were Gianna’s teammates