SAD SAD NEWS!!! Former NBA Player ‘Rasual Butler’ and His Wife, Killed In a Car Crash!! [Watch] — This is truly sad news we hate to report on a former NBA Player. 2018 just started and already the NBA family lost a really good dude. We are really big NBA fans and we remember Rasual Butler when he used to play for the Washington Wizards. Here are the full details of what happened.
Former Los Angeles Clippers player Rasual Butler and his wife, singer Leah LaBelle, were killed after their speeding Range Rover lost control on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City and crashed into the parking lot of a strip mall in the early morning hours Wednesday.
According to Los Angeles police, at around 2:30 a.m., an SUV carrying two people was traveling down the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard when it lost control, hit three parking meters and a retaining wall and landed in the parking lot of a strip mall which contains several businesses, including a Marshalls.
Ex Clipper, Wife Killed After Speeding SUV Careens Into Studio City Parking Lot
Rasual Butler and Leah LaBelle attend the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Police responded and found a man and woman who were riding in the vehicle dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.
The L.A. County coroner’s office confirmed to CBS2 that one of the victims was the 38-year-old Butler. Several media reports identified the other victim as LaBelle, although the coroner’s office would not confirm that. It wasn’t immediately clear who was behind the wheel. Butler played in the NBA for several years and LeBelle was a contestant on “American Idol.” The Range Rover was traveling at least twice the 35 mile per hour speed limit, police said. At this time, there is no indication the vehicle was street racing. Source