Woman and 5-year-old boy drown in backyard pool of ex-MLBer Carl Crawford


A woman and a 5-year-old boy drowned in the backyard pool of former MLB outfielder Carl Crawford’s house on Saturday afternoon, according to The Houston Chronicle’s Paul Takahashi.

The 5-year-old reportedly started having trouble breathing in the pool on property owned by Crawford. The 25-year-old woman then jumped in and tried to save him.

The Houston police and fire departments were reportedly called around 2:40 p.m. and found the woman and boy unresponsive. They were declared dead after being transported to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 01:  Carl Crawford #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on October 1, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Carl Crawford played in MLB for 15 seasons. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

According to Houston’s KHOU, the woman was named Bethany Lartigue. Her family told the outlet that she was filming music videos when she drowned and was in a relationship with a woman who recently signed a deal with Crawford’s music label, 1501 Certified Entertainment.

She was reportedly not related to the boy who drowned.

Crawford had six people gathered at his house (gatherings of 10 people or fewer are allowed in Houston), per TMZ. The boy had reportedly wandered out and fell into the pool, and Crawford reportedly tried reviving both him and Lartigue after they couldn’t exit the pool safely.

Crawford’s 15-year MLB career ended in 2016 after stints with the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He now manages his label in Houston and made headlines earlier this year as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by rapper Megan Thee Stallion over an allegedly over-restrictive contract.

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