Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and wife die in tragic vehicle crash

Tanya Simon
May 26, 2019

Lee County coroner Bill Harris announced Saturday night that the Brambletts died of injuries suffered in the crash, the Montgomery Advertiser and AL.com reported.

Auburn Police have confirmed that one person has died in a fatal auto accident at the intersection of Shug Jordan Parkway and West Samford Avenue.

"The driver of one vehicle was transported to EAMC and then airlifted by helicopter to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with critical injuries".

- The Auburn community is mourning the loss of a beloved announcer of the school's football team and his wife.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident but is still under investigation by the Lee County Coroner's Office and Auburn Police. Paula Bramblett, 53, died of multiple internal injuries at East Alabama Medical Center. "The Auburn family loves you!" "We at the Auburn Family to keep the Bramblett family in your thoughts and prayers", read the post on Auburn Tigers, the official page of AU Athletics.

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Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl also tweeted his condolences.

Auburn Tigers sports announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife passed away after a auto accident on Saturday night. He took over for play-by-play duties for football and men's basketball in 2003.

Bramblett began his broadcasting career in Lanett, Ala., working part-time at WZZZ/WCJM radio stations while attending Auburn University.

An Alabama native, Bramblett and his wife are survived by two children, Shelby and Joshua. His 2013 call of Auburn's miracle "kick six" was a big reason he won National Broadcaster of the Year.

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