Former Indiana Pacers forward and 13-year NBA veteran Rasual Butler and his wife died after crashing their car Wednesday in Studio City, California. 

Butler, 38, and his wife, Leah LaBelle, 31, lost control of their Range Rover and hit a parking meter, which caused the vehicle to crash into a wall and flip. 

Butler played in 50 games for the Pacers during the 2013-14 season, averaging 2.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 7.6 minutes per game. 

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard said in a statement that the “entire organization is deeply saddened after learning of the death of Rasual Butler and his wife.” 

“In his one season with us, Rasual was the consummate team player and a great role model for our younger players on how a professional should prepare and act, while being a positive influence on everyone who associated with him,” Pritchard said. “We offer our sincerest condolences to he and his wife's family." 

Prior to the Miami Heat selecting Butler in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-7 swingman played collegiately at La Salle University. He was a two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 Player and is also a member of the La Salle Hall of Fame. 

Butler spent time in the NBA with the Hornets, Clippers, Bulls Wizards and Spurs in addition to the Pacers before he retired in 2016.