Four People Identified in California Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, His Daughter, and Three Other People

Christina Mauser and Kobe Bryant
Chris Costello

A girls’ basketball coach was identified as one of the fatalities in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Sunday, officials said.

Christina Mauser — who worked at a private school in Orange County, California — was among nine people killed instantly when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, according to Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley.

“My kids and I are devastated,” Christina’s husband, Matt Mauser, wrote on Facebook.

“We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.”

Also killed in the crash along with Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were college baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and his wife, Keri Altobelli.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Joe Tacopino