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Carl Crawford being sued for $1 million over pool drowning incident

Two people died in a tragic incident at the home of Carl Crawford last month, and the former MLB star is now being sued.

The mother of a 5-year-old boy who drowned in Crawford’s pool has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and is seeking $1 million in damages, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The woman, Liban Hersi, says her son was visiting Crawford with a family friend for a party the former Los Angeles Dodger was having at his mansion in Harris County, Texas. The lawsuit claims Crawford hosted a massive party but did not have fencing around the pool or take steps to protect children from getting into the pool area.

Hersi argues in court documents that there could have been an alarm system set up for the pool and that the design of the pool is “unreasonably dangerous.”

Hersi’s son drowned in the pool along with another adult who jumped in to try to save the boy. Crawford and paramedics attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful.

Crawford issued an emotional statement following the incident, saying “the tragic events that occurred at my home will be with me forever.

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Crawford, 38, is from Houston. He played in MLB from 2002-2016 and was a four-time All-Star when he was with Tampa Bay. He was recently arrested for domestic violence.

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