'Voice of the Auburn Tigers' Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, killed in car accident
He was the voice that Auburn fans turned to when they couldn’t make it to the game. Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula, were tragically killed in a car accident Saturday.
The crash reportedly occurred on Shug Jordan Parkway at the intersection of West Samford Avenue.
According to Auburn police and the Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris, the 52-year-old Bramblett and his 53-year-old wife were in a 2017 Toyota Highlander that was struck in the rear by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 16-year-old.
The teen was transported to East Alabama Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Rod Bramblett, the driver of the Highlander was airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died from a closed head injury. Paula Bramblett was also airlifted from the scene but had to be diverted to East Alabama Medical Center due to the severity of her injuries. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room from multiple internal injuries.
Bramblett was an Auburn graduate and had been the voice of Auburn’s football and men’s basketball teams since 2003. Bramblett made some unforgettable calls during his career, but none stand out as much as the Kick-Six call against Alabama.
Reports surfaced late Saturday evening about the tragic accident, and Auburn confirmed the news early Sunday morning. Rod Bramblett was 52 years old. Paula Bramblett was 53.
The Auburn Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/BiynTWHcIx
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) May 26, 2019