By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to USA Today, the voice of the Central Michigan Chippewas has died. He was killed in a car accident.
Don Chiodo was the announcer of the school for 10 seasons. He was 54.
Chiodo was killed in a two-vehicle crash west of Saginaw, Michigan. Besides being the voice of the Chippewas, he also worked as a financial advisor for the past 15 years, the story says.
“Our hearts and prayers are extended to the family of Don Chiodo,” Chippewas President Dr. Bob Davis said on Twitter. “He was an honorable man and I have enjoyed getting to know [him]. He was generous, compassionate, and a faithful friend to many. He welcomed all into his circle. He will be remembered and missed.”
He also served on the Board of Education at Mt. Pleasant Central School District. In 1990, Chiodo graduated from Central Michigan.
His death comes just days before the MAC Championship game that will feature the Chippewas against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. The game will be at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The Chippewas are appearing in their first MAC Championship since the 2009 season.
According to Central Michigan Life, the student newspaper, Chiodo was traveling on M-46 on Wednesday night when his vehicle crossed the center line. The vehicle, once it crossed the center line, crashed into a truck.
The crash investigation is still ongoing. However, as of this post, the authorities do not believe that speed or alcohol was a factor, according to the student newspaper.
The driver of the truck was later released from the hospital after being treated.