Ex-NBA Player Rasual Butler And His Wife Killed In Car Accident

Ex-NBA player, Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle were killed in a car accident yesterday. 

Former NBA player Rasual Butler died early Wednesday morning in a single-car crash in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed. Butler was 38.

According to TMZ Sports, who first reported the news, Butler was driving in the Studio City section of L.A. when he “lost control of his Range Rover around 2 a.m., struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall.” The vehicle was “traveling at speeds two to three times higher than the limit,” L.A. police told NBC Los Angeles. Police officials are still investigating the cause of the crash. NBC reported that there was a woman with Butler at the time of the crash who also died. TMZ reported that it was his wife, former “American Idol” contestant and R&B singer Leah LaBelle.