Singer Leah LaBelle And Basketballer Husband Rasual Butler Die In Car Crash

Before his death, Rasual had played 14 seasons in the NBA with eight teams.

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Leah LaBelle Vladowski earned popularity after becoming a finalist on Season 3 of American Idol. Although she was in twelfth place, she got a management offer from Epic Records/So So Def Recordings. Leah was also popular for her YouTube covers.

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Their deaths were confirmed by the office of the Coroner in Los Angeles County.

The basketballer is reported to have lost control of his vehicle before slamming into three parking meters.

The car then careened into a wall and flipped over in the parking lot of a mall. The couple was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Road crashes in America

In America alone, over 37,000 people die in road crashes every year. The numbers may seem alarming but are considered minimal, compared to the 2.35 million who suffer severe injuries or disabilities.

The cost of managing road crashes has risen exponentially and stands at about $230.6 billion per year. Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad


In an outpouring of love, friends, family, fans, and colleagues of the couple have been sending tributes and condolence messages. A number of celebrities also joined the throng.