We’ve got some awful, awful news coming out of Alabama on Friday night. Longtime Paul Finebaum Show caller Tammy Bullard, an Auburn superfan, has reportedly died in a car crash.
What’s worse – an infant has also reportedly been killed in the crash. There’s no report on the identity of the infant.
The crash, according to WRBL, took place on Highway 280 in Talladega County, Alabama. Bullard was 52 years old.
Bullard was a regular on the uber-popular college football radio show. She was known for her passionate rants about Auburn football.
— Nathan King (@byNathanKing) November 16, 2018
That is my understanding and there are now media outlets reporting it. Very sad news. Tammy was an amazing character on Paul’s show. The off air Tammy, though, was an immensely sweet lady. She loved her grandchildren and her Auburn Tigers. I pray for God’s peace for her family. https://t.co/ViYcBLeeJp
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) November 16, 2018
AL.com has specifics on the crash. They’re tough to read:
Alabama State Trooper Cpl. Jimmy Harrell said the driver of a commercial vehicle carrying some kind of explosive material was traveling eastbound when he possibly blew a tire and the truck overturned on its side.
It then veered into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and collided with an SUV carrying the woman and the infant. Both have been confirmed dead. The truck driver was flown to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center.
Update: CBS 42 reports that Bullard’s three-year-old granddaughter Princess is the other victim in the crash. Absolutely horrible.
Frequent caller to the Paul Finebaum show Tammy Bullard, 51, and 2-year-old granddaughter Princess named victims in 280 crash https://t.co/ivUX13WCpx
— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) November 16, 2018
Finebaum has taken to Twitter to share the news himself. Here’s what he posted:
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) November 16, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bullard’s family and friends – as well as the Auburn community.