Autopsy Reveals Rasual Butler Had Drugs and Alcohol in His System During Fatal Crash

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Months after former L.A. Clippers player Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle, were involved in a fatal car accident, the autopsy has been released. In it, damning details about what contributed to the couple’s death have been revealed.

According to documents obtained by KTLA from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office Thursday, Butler had a mixture of alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and oxycodone in his system.

The toxicology report said an empty box of Don Julio tequila was discovered in the late-model Range Rover, which police at the time said was traveling “well in excess” of the posted speed limit, going 60-90 miles per hour.

Butler and Leah LaBelle died on the scene of the single-vehicle crash, which occurred in the early hours of January 31. That’s when the Los Angeles Police Department said the SUV jumped a curb, hit several parking meters, crashed into a concrete wall, flipped over and settled in a shopping center parking lot.

LaBelle, a former “American Idol” contestant whose mother adamantly told TMZ Thursday that she was not Butler’s wife, had a .144 blood alcohol level while Butler, who last played in the NBA in 2016, had BAC of .118 above the legal limit in his heart. The gossip site reported a leg sample had .062, which police said is consistent with a person who was legally drunk.

 

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