UPDATED 12:03 PM PT — Sunday, January 26, 2020
Reports are saying former basketball player Kobe Bryant and three others died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The helicopter went down in Calabasas after a fire broke out.
— LASD Lost Hills Stn. (@LHSLASD) January 26, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed five people were killed in the crash. The blaze has since been extinguished and local officials are assisting on scene.
Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
Authorities encouraged the public to avoid the area until further notice. The incident is now under investigation.
This is developing news. Updates will be provided as more information comes into our newsroom.