NBA star Rasual Butler had alcohol, substances in system during deadly car crash


NBA star Rasual Butler had alcohol, marijuana and pain medication in his system when he lost control of his SUV and died in a horrific rollover crash along with wife Leah LaBelle in January, an autopsy report released Thursday revealed.

Butler, 38, was behind the wheel of a 2011 Land Rover when it drove off a section of Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, struck three parking meters, hit a concrete wall and flipped over twice, authorities said.

The vehicle was traveling “at a high rate of speed” before the accident, police previously said.

The autopsy report obtained by the Daily News said Butler’s heart blood alcohol level was .118 and his femoral blood alcohol level was .062.

The heart blood sample indicated Butler was over the legal limit of .08 at the time of the deadly crash.

Butler also had oxycodone, oxymorphone, amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system, the toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Coroner said.

LaBelle, 31, was a contestant on the third season of “American Idol” in 2014, where she reached the finals. She later went on tour as a background vocalist for the show’s 2007 champion Jordin Sparks and signed a record deal with Pharrell Williams.

Butler played 13 seasons in the NBA with eight different teams.

The 6-foot-7 small forward was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 and later played for the Hornets, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Wizards, Pacers and Spurs.