Voice of Auburn, Rod Bramblett, and wife both killed in crash

Auburn’s Rod Bramblett wife killed in car accident

Auburn’s Rod Bramblett wife killed in car accident Rod Bramblett is the voice of the Auburn Tigers

Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula were killed Saturday in a two-vehicle auto accident in Auburn, Alabama.

The Lee County Coroner's Office confirmed on Sunday morning that Rod Bramblett, 52, died from a severe closed head injury at Birmingham's UAB Hospital, where he had been airlifted.

A Jeep Cherokee being driven by a 16-year-old male struck the rear end of a Toyota Highlander being driven by the Bramblett couple around 6 p.m. Saturday night.

"All of us in the Auburn family are devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett", athletic director Allen Greene said.

The driver of the other SUV was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lee County police say the pair's auto crashed into another vehicle Saturday night in Alabama.

Tributes to Bramblett poured in from across the country.

Bramblett's wife was pronounced dead at the scene.

'I offer my deepest prayers & sympathies for the Bramblett family in this hard time'.

He also added "alcohol was not a factor in the accident".

It was Auburn's athletics department that first announced the situation on twitter and AL.com later reported that the accident was fatal. He served as the Voice of the Auburn baseball team since 1993. Bramblett was also the voice of AU baseball. Bramblett is a three-time victor (2006, 2010, 2013) of the Alabama State Broadcaster of the Year as presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Bramblett and his wife are survived by their two children, daughter Shelby, an Auburn University student, and son Joshua. His 2013 call of Auburn's miracle "kick six" was a big reason he won National Broadcaster of the Year.

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