AceShowbiz - Carl Crawford's home became the site of a double drowning after an incident on Saturday, May 16. A woman and a boy died after they jumped into the former Los Angeles Dodgers star's swimming pool at his Texas home.
Carl reportedly hosted a small gathering of 6 people at his north Houston home at the time of the incident. The guests included the 5-year-old boy and the woman, who was taking care of the boy for the day.
According to TMZ, Carl was inside when the boy wandered off and fell into his backyard pool. The woman then went in and tried to rescue him, but neither was able to exit the pool safely.
Police responded to the home of the former MLB star around 2:40 P.M. after calls about a drowning. However, Jodi Silva, a Houston police spokeswoman, told the Houston Chronicle a slightly different story of the incident, saying the boy was swimming in the pool when he started having trouble breathing.
Carl was said trying to revive the woman and the boy on the spot, but was unsuccessful. Both victims were transported to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Footage obtained by news station KHOU showed Carl talking to cops after the double drowning incident. It's unclear what the former athlete's relationship was to the victims. The 25-year-old woman has since been identified as Bethany Lartigue, while the boy's identity is yet to be announced by authorities.
Rapper Erica Banks, who recently signed to Carl's label 1501 Certified Entertainment, mourned Bethany's death on Instagram. "I can't believe this man you promised you'd never leave my side, we said we'd die together," she wrote. "You made me love myself more. You always told me I was your favorite person, and you made my life 10x more fun, even if it was just going down the street for food. Ppl always say they loved our chemistry man. You were the only person I wanted. We were so happy. Thank you so much for coming into my life and making me your special girl. Forever my love."
Despite the stay-at-home order, Carl didn't violate anything since gatherings of 10 or less are currently allowed in Houston.
Carl retired as a professional baseball player in 2016 after a 15-year career with the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He won All-Star game four times and was named All-Star Game MVP in 2009. The 38-year-old has not publicly addressed the double drowning incident.