A longtime college sports announcer and his wife have died following a car accident late on Saturday night.
Rod Bramblett, the radio voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, have passed away from injuries suffered in an accident.
The accident reportedly occurred in Alabama on Saturday.
ESPN.com had more details on the tragic accident:
Paramedics responded to a two-car crash in Auburn shortly after 6 p.m. local time Saturday. Rod Bramblett, 53, was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he died of a severe closed head injury, the coroner’s office said. Paula Bramblet, 52, died of multiple internal injuries in the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center.
The name of the 16-year-old driver of the other vehicle has not been released, and an investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
Auburn’s president, Steven Leath, tweeted out the following statement:
“Our hearts are full of grief. Janet and I offer our sympathy and support to the family of Rod and Paula Bramblett. The Auburn family loves you!”
The Auburn Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/BiynTWHcIx
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) May 26, 2019
Bramblett had served as Auburn’s lead announcer for football and men’s basketball since 2003. He had been doing baseball since 1993.
Our thoughts are with their friends and family.