Two Orange County coaches, family members among 9 killed in Calabasas helicopter crash


CALABASAS, Calif. (KABC) — Two Orange County school coaches were among the nine people who were killed in the Calabasas helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.

John Altobelli died Sunday morning, according to Orange Coast College officials. Altobelli was the longest-tenured baseball coach in the school’s history and was entering his 28th season, according to the OCC Pirate Athletics.

Christina Mauser, an assistant basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Orange County, was also killed in the crash, according to friends and family.

According to Altobelli’s brother, Tony, he was on the aircraft with his wife and daughter Alyssa when it crashed shortly before 10 a.m. in rough terrain in the area of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street.

Tony Altobelli said he had heard about the helicopter crash but didn’t…

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