Former LA Dodgers star, Carl Crawford, has spoken out about the 25-year-old woman and five-year-old boy who both drowned in his pool at his Texas home a week ago.
‘My Hearts (sic) Heavy,’ Crawford wrote in a post shared on Instagram on Saturday.
‘The tragic events that occurred at my home will be with me forever. I’m at a loss for words. I’ve struggled all week to manage my emotions and I keep thinking of the families of those who’ve passed and their grief, I know they have it the hardest,’ Crawford said.
‘They are the first and last thing I think of these days. Please keep them in your prayers, I know they will always be in mine.’
Bethany Lartigue, 25, was identified as the woman who died after jumping in a pool when a five-year-old boy reportedly in her care fell in and had trouble breathing at Crawford’s Houston home on May 16.
She jumped in to save the child but they both tragically drowned.
Former LA Dodgers star, Carl Crawford (pictured in 2015), has spoken out about the 25-year-old woman and five-year-old boy who both drowned in his pool at his Texas home a week ago
‘The tragic events that occurred at my home will be with me forever. I’m at a loss for words. I’ve struggled all week to manage my emotions and I keep thinking of the families of those who’ve passed and their grief, I know they have it the hardest,’ Crawford said on Instagram
The drowning took place at the Houston home around 2.30pm at Crawford’s home.
Crawford, who has retired from Major League Baseball and is now a record label owner, was hosting a gathering of six people that afternoon when the incident took place.
The gathering was compliant with Houston’s stay-at-home order, which allows for fewer than 10 people to gather.
Crawford and paramedics tried to revive the victims without success, according to reports.
Both Lartigue and the boy were unresponsive and taken to the ambulance where they died, as per KHOU.
The local station captured footage of Crawford speaking with police who flocked to his home following the accident.
The relationship between Lartigue and the five-year-old is not clear but TMZ reports the child was in her care for the day.
Rapper Erica Banks, who is signed to Crawford’s label 1501 Certified Entertainment, shared a heartbroken Instagram post late Saturday identifying Lartigue as her apparent girlfriend.
Bethany Lartigue (above) was identified as the woman who died along with a five-year-old boy by drowning in a pool at Crawford’s house in Houston, Texas on May 16
Lartigue was identified by rapper Erica Banks who shared a heartfelt tribute to her on social media (pictured together above)
Banks wrote: ‘i lost my baby today man, you meant the world to me dawg, we did everything together i love you Bethany, can’t wait to meet you heaven tink’
Lartigue was a member of the Arlington Impact women’s football team
The group announced in a touching tribute they would retire her number in her honor
‘I can’t believe this man you promised you’d never leave my side, we said we’d die together. you made me love myself more, you always told me i was your favorite person, & you made my life 10x more fun, even if it was just goin 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,’ she said.
She shared a similar tribute on Twitter saying: ‘i lost my baby today man, you meant the world to me dawg, we did everything together i love you Bethany, can’t wait to meet you heaven tink’.
Banks reportedly had shared Instagram stories partying with Crawford and friends on May 15.
Crawford was said to have been hosting a small gathering of six at his home (pictured) that day
The boy was in the backyard pool (pictured under construction) when he started having trouble breathing, police said. That’s when the woman jumped into the pool to try to save him
Lartigue was a member of the Arlington Impact women’s football team. The group announced in a touching tribute that they would retire her number in her honor.
‘Our hearts are heavy. We know you have found eternal peace. Your soul touched us all! You were our solider, teammate, friend & SISTER! We will retire the #4 in your honor!’
Team owner Dee Fuller said Saturday: ‘Beth, you are a hero! You died today in an attempt to save a child’s life. I wish we had more time to hang….. more time to catch up…… more time to just chill, laugh and be goofy! There was never a dull moment.’
‘This hurts! I don’t want it to be true. I am not ready. I know you are in a better place smiling down probably saying ‘wah da lamp’ or ‘babygirl’ don’t be sad,’ she added.
Crawford last played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2013 to 2016 before being released from the team.
Upon retiring he started 1501 Certified Entertainment, which originally signed rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who she later sued to get out of her contract in March.