Former LA Clippers #45, Rasual Butler, was named as one of the victims in a single-vehicle, high-speed crash in Studio City, California, early Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

A woman was also killed in the violent early morning crash. Butler, who was operating the newer Range Rover, was 38.


Butler and an unidentified woman were in a newer model Range Rover when it crashed in the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard about 2:25 a.m., authorities said. The SUV was traveling westbound on Ventura Boulevard when the vehicle lost control, hit multiple parking meters, slammed into a wall, overturned and ended up in a parking lot, according to coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter and Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mayorga. source

Video from the scene showed the mangled wreckage of the Range Rover in the parking lot of a strip mall containing a Marshall’s, a Michaels and other stores.

Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman said.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.