Rod Bramblett, the radio voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, died late Saturday night from injuries suffered in a serious car accident at about 6 p.m. CT, an Auburn University spokesman confirmed.
The two-vehicle accident occurred involving one SUV carrying a 53-year-old male and a 52-year-old female and another carrying a 16-year-old juvenile.
Paula Bramblett died of multiple internal injuries in the emergency room at East Alabama Medical Center shortly after her arrival. Rod Bramblett suffered critical injuries and was airlifted by helicopter to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died of a severe head injury.
The juvenile “was taken by ambulance to an emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.” His name has not yet been released. Alcohol was not a factor in the wreck, which is still under investigation by the Lee County Coroner’s Office and Auburn Police. The couple has a daughter and a son.
The Auburn Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/BiynTWHcIx
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) May 26, 2019