A woman and young boy drowned in the backyard pool of an area home owned by former professional baseball player Carl Crawford last weekend.
Houston Police Department spokesperson Jodi Silva said deputies responded to a home in the 1400 block of Mansfield Street in North Houston around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, May 16. According to multiple news reports, the residence is owned by Crawford, a former MLB star and graduate of Houston’s Jefferson Davis High School.
According to Silva, witnesses told police that 5-year-old Kasen Hersi started to drown while swimming in the backyard pool, and 24-year-old Bethany Lartigue attempted to dive in and save him. Silva said both were found unresponsive and transported to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
As of press time Wednesday, it was unclear whether Crawford was present at the time of the incident. Also unclear was his relationship with the victims.
Crawford, 38, retired in 2016 after a 15-year MLB career with the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a four-time All-Star.