Ex-Miami Heat player Rasual Butler, wife killed in car crash

(WHDH) – Former Miami Heat player Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a car crash, the Miami Heat confirmed Wednesday.

According to TMZ, the couple was in Studio City, California when Butler reportedly lost control of his Range Rover, striking a parking meter and slamming into a wall. The car also flipped over.

Butler, 38, was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 and played with the team for three seasons until he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets. He later played for the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs.

Butler played 14 seasons in the NBA, averaging 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, the Miami Herald reports.