CALABASAS, CA. (THECOUNT) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant is dead, multiple sources are reporting Sunday.
Bryant, 41, was reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in California Sunday morning, according to TMZ and multiple other news outlets.
One day before his death, Kobe took to Twitter to congratulate LeBron James on passing his all-time NBA scoring record:
TMZ reports Bryant is among five who were killed when the helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, which is just west of Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa nor his children, Natalia, Bianka, Gianna and Capri, were aboard the doomed aircraft, according to reports.
Geo quick facts: Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California – Wikipedia.
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Kinsley Denise Crosby, of Honea Path, has been identified as the victim killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Anderson County early Saturday.
Crosby, 21, died in a crash that occurred around 2 a.m. on Shady Grove Rd near Blake Dairy Rd, in Belton, South Carolina, said a Highway Patrol spokesperson.
The driver of a 2012 Chevrolet sedan, later named as Crosby, was traveling north on Shady Grove Road, when for an unknown reason, exited the roadway and struck a tree, the Highway Patrol said.
Crosby’s vehicle then burst into flames.
She was killed instantly upon impact and pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.
She is believed to have died on impact when her vehicle first struck the tree, the coroner said. “She must have been traveling pretty fast. We did not see any braking, when the car hit the tree, the car was engulfed in fire.” Continue reading
HURON COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Bad Axe, MI, man, Trever Engler, has been named as the pilot killed in a Colfax Township paraglider crash late afternoon Monday.
Engler, 44, was identified by Deputies as the Mid-Michigan man killed after his aircraft crashed along Bad Axe Road and McKenzie Road in Colfax Township around 4:43 p.m.
Upon arrival, first responders found the cockpit of Engler’s Aeros Venture aircraft stuck through tree limbs hanging approximately 25 feet off the ground.
The Huron County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene of a reported paraglider crash on Bad Axe Road near McKenzie Road in Colfax Township on Monday at around 4:43 p.m. When deputies arrived, they found an Aeros Venture aircraft had crashed into trees along the road. Continue reading
LOUISVILLE, KY. (THECOUNT) — The coroner has identified, Raul Oliva, of West Louisville, as the body was found in a front yard in the 6000 block of Jeanine Drive.
Police were called to the residence at around 3 a.m. Wednesday on reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, Oliva, 43, was found outside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds.
When officers arrived, they found the man had been shot, according to LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.
Oliva occupied the Jeanine Dr. home. Continue reading
Maurice Harper has been named as the Sedalia, MO., man found shot dead Sunday morning. Eric Harper, 25, is under arrested in the death.
Maurice Harper, 42, was found lying near his residence with a gunshot wound in his chest with what appeared to be from buck shot, according to the probable cause statement.
Maurice Harper died a short time later. Eric Harper, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Continue reading
VIA: On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night.
Within hours, 18-year-old Gargol was dead, her body found lying on the side of a road in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Nearly two years later Antoine, now 21, confessed to the murder after police identified the belt she used to strangle and kill Gargol.
It was the same belt Antoine was seen wearing in that photograph on the last night of her friend’s life. Continue reading
Husband and wife, Amanda and William Green, were the named as the Buffalo family involved in a fatal hiking accident in a western New York gorge. The following photos of the family were discovered and posted exclusively by TheCount.com.
Amanda, 35, and William, aka, Bill, 33, were hiking with their young sons, Jacob, 7, and Alexander, 4, when the mother and father fell from the Zoar Valley Cliffs, seriously injuring the 4-year-old, authorities said.
The bodies of Amanda and Bill were discovered along with their injured son Alexander in the gorge shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard said. Rescuers found the couple’s 7-year-old son, Jacob, walking nearby. The 4-year-old was airlifted to a Buffalo hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. His brother was also taken to the hospital to be checked out for unspecified non-life-threatening injuries. Continue reading
Theodore Bell, a father of two was killed in an early Sunday morning shooting in Fort Myers, Florida.
The mother of the victim has identified him. Bell had two children and would have turned 27 next Sunday.
The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of South Street.
News crews at the scene observed a car riddled with bullet holes towed away. Continue reading
A woman found dead in southeast Shelby County has been identified as Angela Frayser. Deputies are investigating her death as a homicide.
The victim, Frayser, 42, aka Ann Frayser was located dead during a welfare check.
Deputies were called to the 6500 block of Crystal Oaks Cove Monday afternoon.
Frayser’s body was found by someone who was conducting a wellness check at the house. Continue reading
Leah Penny has been named as the Malden, MA., woman found unresponsive just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Her boyfriend, Ryan Power, has been taken into custody.
Police discovered Penny, who was 31, deceased inside a Lebanon Street home by Malden police around 9:49 a.m. Wednesday.
Mother to 6 children, Penny commented the following on her Facebook page, “I’m devoted to my children and my amazing boyfriend.” The boyfriend would later be arrested over her murder. Penny’s final Facebook post came on June 12th, 2017: Continue reading