AUBURN – Rod Bramblett, the ‘Voice of the Auburn Tigers,” and his wife Paula were killed in a car wreck in Auburn Saturday evening.
The Opelika-Auburn News reported that an SUV driven by the Brambletts and another SUV driven by a 16-year old were involved in a wreck on Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Ave.
Bramblett’s wife died at East Alabama Medical Center. Rod Bramblett was airlifted with “life-threatening injuries” to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, and was later pronounced dead, the newspaper reported. The teenager was transported to East Alabama Medical Center in serious condition.
Auburn University released a statement at 9:45 p.m. about the incident.
“Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, were involved in a serious car accident early Saturday evening in Auburn. We ask the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said alcohol was not a factor and the accident remains under investigation.