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Rod Bramblett, the “Voice of the Auburn Tigers,” was critically injured and his wife Paula was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Auburn.
The accident involved the SUV driven by the Brambletts and an SUV driven by a 16-year-old driver who also was injured in the accident, which occurred on Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Avenue.
Rod Bramblett was airlifted with life-threatening injuries to the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, according to sources.
His wife Paula was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center but died from her injuries.
The teen injured was in serious condition and also taken to East Alabama Medical Center.
Auburn Athletics released the following statement at 9:45 p.m. Saturday:
“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 released a statement at 10:05 p.m. Saturday:
“A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision Saturday afternoon about 6:00 PM has claimed one life and critically injured another person. The accident happened at the intersection of Samford Avenue and Shug Jordan Parkway in Auburn.
“The driver of one vehicle was transported to EAMC and then airlifted by helicopter to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with critical injuries.
“The passenger was airlifted from the scene but had to be diverted to EAMC due to the severity of her injuries and died in the emergency room from her injuries shortly after arrival there.
“The driver of the other vehicle was taken by ambulance to EAMC emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation by the Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Auburn Police Division, Harris said.