Auburn--- The voice of the Auburn Tigers and his wife were killed in a traffic accident.
Rod Bramblett was airlifted with life-threatening injuries from East Alabama Medical Center to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he later died.. His wife, Paula, died at East Alabama Medical Center.
The wreck Saturday night that also involved another vehicle driven by a 16-year old occurred on Shug Jordan Parkway near the stadium. The teen sustained serious injuries, per reports.
"We ask the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers,” said a statement from the university.
A 1988 graduate of Auburn, Bramblett called baseball games for 11 years before before replacing Jim Fyffe on football broadcasts after Fyffe died in 2003.
He was named Sports Illustrated’s Sports Broadcaster of the Year in 2013, an award most notably earned from his unforgettable call of Auburn’s “Kick Six” win against Alabama.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said alcohol wasn’t a factor in the crash.
The Auburn Police Division is investigating.