Former NBA Star Rasual Butler & Wife, Leah LaBelle, Killed In Car Crash

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26:  Rasual Butler (L) and Leah LaBelle attend the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on June 26, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)


Early Wednesday, former NBA star Rasual Butler and his wife, R&B singer Leah LaBelle, were killed in a car accident.

Reports say, Butler was driving at the time of the accident and lost control of their Range Rover around 2a.m.. The car hit a parking meter, slammed into a wall and flipped.

According to TMZ, police officers say Butler, 38, may have been speeding before the accident.

During his NBA career, Butler played for nine different teams, including the Miami Heat, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. LaBelle, 31, who came in 12th place on the third season of American Idol, was discovered by Grammy-Award winning producers Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri on YouTube after they listened to her popular covers of Etta James, Indie Arie and John Legend hits.





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