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According to Daily Mail, Former NBA journeyman forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-car accident in California on Wednesday.

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Butler, who has been out of the NBA since 2016, crashed his Range Rover near Studio City in Los Angeles around 2am local time, according to TMZ. The vehicle reportedly hit a parking meter before slamming into a wall and flipping over.

Police believe he was speeding.

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Butler’s wife Leah LaBelle was a contestant during the 2004 season of ‘American Idol.’

A Philadelphia native, Butler attended La Salle University before being drafted in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds over 809 games between the 2002-03 season and 2015-16.

 

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