Former NBA player Rasual Butler, wife killed in car crash

Indiana Pacers' Rasual Butler poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

STUDIO CITY, Ca. (WISH) — A former Indiana Pacer is dead after crashing his car in California.

Rasual Butler,38, and his wife Leah Labelle died after losing control of their Range Rover early Wednesday morning, according to TMZ.

Officials believe speeding may have been a factor before the vehicle struck a parking meter and hit a wall before coming to a stop after flipping over.

His wife Labelle, previously appeared on American Idol and was signed to Epic Records.

Butler played one season for the Pacers in 2013-2014.

After being drafted by the Miami Heat, Butler went on to play for the Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards and Spurs.



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