By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Auburn Tigers community suffered a loss on Saturday. Rod Bramblett, who had been the voice of the Tigers football and men’s basketball teams, was killed on Saturday in a two-car accident.
The 53-year-old Bramblett died from injuries sustained in the accident. His wife, Paula, also died in the accident after arriving at East Alabama Medical Center.
The accident happened when an SUV driven by the Bramblett’s and an SUV driven by a 16-year-old were involved in a crash. The 16-year-old was injured in the crash that happened on the Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Ave.
Bramblett, the announcer, was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama with serious injuries. He later died from those injuries on Saturday night.
Paula, his wife, died first from her injuries.
The teen — who was in the second vehicle — was seriously injured and also was transported to East Alabama Medical Center. His name is being withheld at this time.
According to OANOW, one of the vehicles were rear-ended, while waiting to make a turn.
“Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula, were involved in a serious car accident early Saturday evening in Auburn,” Auburn Athletics said in a statement. “We ask the Auburn family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers.”
The Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Auburn Police Division said they do not believe alcohol was a factor that led to this accident.
Bramblett was the lead football and men’s basketball announcer since 2003. Yet, he has worked for the Auburn University Sports Broadcast Network for nearly 30 years.