Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford speaks out on pool drownings: ‘My heart’s heavy’

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford is speaking directly for the first time about the two people who drowned in the pool of his Texas home.

In an Instagram post Saturday, Crawford wrote “My Hearts (sic) Heavy. 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.”

Bethany Lartigue, 25, a professional football player who lived in Dallas, died May 17 after jumping into the pool at Crawford’s Houston home to save a struggling 5-year-old boy who was not related to her, her brother told the Houston Chronicle.

Crawford, 38, had been hosting a party at his home when the tragedy happened.

The former All-Star player for the LA Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays — had told The Post through a rep Monday that he was in “complete shock” over the tragedy.

“This weekend, a terrible accident occurred at my residence resulting in the tragic loss of two precious lives. It’s devastating, I’m in complete shock and don’t really know how to move forward in this moment because my heart aches so deeply for the families,” Crawford said in the statement.

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