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Former NBA star Rasual Butler had drugs & alcohol in system when he crashed killing wife & himself

Toxicology results for Butler showed a heart sample with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit (.118), while a leg sample was below it (.062). LaBelle, the passenger in the vehicle, was also intoxicated and had a BAC measured at .144.


Kahron Spearman


An autopsy performed on former NBA player Rasual Butler revealed he had alcohol, marijuana, oxycodone, and methamphetamine his system at the time of a January car crash that claimed his life and his wife, Leah LaBelle, according to multiple reports. 

 

Toxicology results for Butler showed a heart sample with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit (.118), while a leg sample was below it (.062). 

Devastated to hear the news about the passing of my former teammate, Rasual, & his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this difficult time. Rasual was an amazing teammate and an even better person. He will truly be missed!

Additionally, LaBelle, the passenger in the vehicle, was also intoxicated and had a BAC measured at .144.

 

Los Angeles Police Department officer Mike Lopez told the L.A. Times that the Range Rover Butler was driving struck "a curb, three parking meters, a concrete wall and several other objects" and also "flipped twice" through the deadly crash.

A Philadelphia native, Butler played 13 NBA seasons with eight teams after getting selected in the second round, out of La Salle, by the Miami Heat in the 2002 draft. He last played with the San Antonio Spurs during the 2015-16 campaign.

 

He also played BIG3 basketball league last summer during its inaugural 2017 season.

 

LaBelle was an R&B singer who was once on the third season of American Idol.

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