Friday, July 23, 2021

Former MLB Star Carl Crawford Sued For $1 Million Over Child’s Drowning Death At Texas Mansion

Carl Crawford

*The mother of the 5-year-old boy who drowned in Carl Crawford’s pool last month is now suing the former Dodgers star, claiming he is responsible for her son’s death. 

We previously reported.. Crawford’s Texas home was the site of a double drowning when a woman and a boy she was watching ended up in his pool.

The incident happened on May 16 during an small gathering at Crawford’s home in Houston, reports TMZ.

The story goes that at one point while Crawford was inside, the boy wandered off outside and fell into his swimming pool. The woman went in after him, but neither were able to exit the pool safely.

Crawford tried reviving them the best he could, but was unsuccessful.

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Paramedics also attempted life-saving efforts, but to no avail. Both died.

Police did not initially name the victims, though family members identified them to The Houston Chronicle as Bethany Lartigue and Kasen Hersi.

“My Hearts Heavy,” Crawford wrote about the incident on social media days after. “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.”

“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.”

In court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Liban Hersi accuses Crawford of not having proper safety measures or fencing around the pool. 

Hersi is suing for wrongful death and seeking over $1 million in damages. The suits notes that Crawford failed to have his pool equipped with a proper alarm system. She also described the pool as having an “unreasonably dangerous” design.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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