The woman who allegedly drowned in a pool at the Texas home of former Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star Carl Crawford over the weekend has been identified.
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 Saturday.
She jumped in to save the child but both tragically drowned.
Crawford, who has retired from Major League Baseball and is now a record label owner, was hosting a gathering of six people on Saturday afternoon when the incident took place.
Bethany Lartigue (above) has been identified as the woman who died along with a five-year-old boy by allegedly drowning in a pool at baseball star Carl Crawford’s house in Houston, Texas on Saturday
She died after a five-year-old boy she was reportedly looking after fell into the pool at Crawford’s home and she jumped into the pool to save him. Both tragically drowned, cops say
On Saturday MLB star Carl Crawford’s (pictured) was hosting a gathering of six people at his home in Houston, Texas
Crawford and paramedics tried to revive the victims without success, according to reports.
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.
‘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 parting with Crawford and friends Friday night.
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
Tributes have poured in on social media for Lartigue. ”This is a really hard pill to swallow..An angel on earth that God called home..you touched so many people while you were here and given us all memories that we cannot forget,’ Tatanisha Young posted on Facebook
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.
‘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 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.
Tributes have poured in on social media for Lartigue.
‘This is a really hard pill to swallow..An angel on earth that God called home..you touched so many people while you were here and given us all memories that we cannot forget..you will never be forgotten RIP my love Bethany Lartigue and we gone hold up our #4’s for you,’ friend Tatanisha Young said in a Facebook tribute.
The drowning took place at the Houston home around 2.30pm at Crawford’s home.
The relationship between Lartigue and the five-year-old is not clear but TMZ reports the child was in her care for the day.
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.
Following the incident Houston police said a 25-year-old woman and five-year-old was involved in the drowning, but no names were released.
Crawford’s gathering was compliant with Houston’s stay-at-home order, which allows for fewer than 10 people to gather.
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.