The crash reportedly happened in the early hours of the morning in Studio City after Butler lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and crash in the parking lot of a strip mall. Butler and Vladowski were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Leah LaBelle Vladowski competed in the third season of American Idol. She was a wildcard contestant and was eliminated in the first round of the finale, putting her in 12th place for that season. She then went on to achieve some success on Youtube with cover songs and eventually signed with Epic Records. She released one album, "Sexify," in 2012.
Butler had a 14-year-long career in the NBA, during which he played for the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs,
Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, and Washington Wizards.