Autopsy of ex-NBA player Butler reveals drugs, alcohol at time of crash

Former NBA player Rasual Butler had drugs and alcohol in his system when he and his wife died in a one-car accident in January in California.

Butler had alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and oxycodone in his system at the time of the crash, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

According to Los Angeles police, Butler was speeding before jumping a curb, and his vehicle hit three parking meters and a concrete wall before flipping over twice and coming to rest in a shopping mall parking lot. Butler, 38, and his wife, Leah LaBelle Vladowski, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene..

The coroner's report says both died from "multiple traumatic injuries" in the crash.

Butler played 13 seasons in the NBA with eight different franchises as a swingman after being drafted out of La Salle by the Miami Heat in 2002.

Butler's wife was an R&B singer who appeared on "American Idol" in 2004.

Butler played his final NBA games with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2015-16 season and attended training camp with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016. He played in Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league last summer.

He averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 809 career NBA games. Butler appeared in all 82 games for the 2009-10 Los Angeles Clippers and averaged a career-best 11.9 points per game.

--Field Level Media

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Miami Heat's forward Rasual Butler (45) attempts to drive around Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton (32) during the second half of the February 17, 2003 NBA game at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Hamilton scored 34 points as the Pistons beat the Heat 93-62. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook RC
Atlanta Hawks guard Matt Maloney (L) fouls Miami Heat forward Rasual Butler (45) in fourth period NBA action in Atlanta, January 1, 2003. The Heat defeated the Hawks 107-73. REUTERS/Tami Chappell TLC/SV
Miami Heat players Wade,Butler and ONeal sit on the bench during the final minutes of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals in Auburn Hills. (L-R) Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade, Rasual Butler and Shaquille O'Neal sit on the bench during the final minutes of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals in Auburn Hills, Michigan, June 4, 2005. Detroit beat Miami 91-66 to even the series at three games each. REUTERS/Gregory Shamus
New Orleans Hornets' Rasual Butler (R) dunks the ball over Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Kaman during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, California April 18, 2007. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES)
Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony hugs New Orleans Hornets' Rasual Butler after Anthony and his team won Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference basketball playoffs in Denver April 29, 2009. Anthony led all scorers with 34 points in the win. REUTERS/Marc Piscotty (UNITED STATES SPORT BASKETBALL)
Washington Wizards' Darius Songaila drives the ball against New Orleans Hornets Rasual Butler (L) during the fourth quarter of their NBA Basketball Europe Live Tour game in Berlin October 14, 2008. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele (GERMANY) TEMPLATE OUT. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO ONLINE USE. NOT FOR SALE FOR INTERNET DISPLAY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS.
Toronto Raptors forward Rasual Butler (9) shoots under pressure from Philadelphia 76ers guard Jodie Meeks (20) during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Toronto Raptors small forward Rasual Butler argues with referee Scott Foster after he called a 5-second violation to inbound the ball in the final seconds of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, February 12, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Feb 7, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Rasual Butler (8) takes a shot against Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland (19) and guard C.J. McCollum (3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Portland 118-113 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Rasual Butler (8) dribbles the ball as Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 1, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Rasual Butler (8) defends during the second half at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 107 - 86. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 17, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Joe Johnson (7) controls the ball against Washington Wizards small forward Rasual Butler (8) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Rasual Butler #8 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Toronto Raptors during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA playoffs at Verizon Center on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 19: NBA player Rasual Butler (L) and singer Leah LaBelle attend The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino on July 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Rasual Butler #18 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Spurs defeated the Lakers 108 - 95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 02: Rasual Butler #8 and Josh Childress #7 of Ball Hogs smile after a win over Tri-State during week two of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Spectrum Center on July 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23: Rasual Butler #8 of the Ball Hogs attempts a shot against the Power during week five of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at UIC Pavilion on July 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/BIG3/Getty Images)

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