Voice of Auburn Tigers, Rod Bramblett, wife Paula killed in car accident

Published 7:53 am Sunday, May 26, 2019

Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, died in a two-vehicle collision Friday night in Auburn.

The wreck occurred on Shug Jordan Parkway at West Samford Avenue and involved a SUV driven by the Brambletts and an SUV driven by a 16-year-old driver. Rod Bramblett, 53, was airlifted with life-threatening injuries to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he died Saturday night died from a severe closed head injury, according to a press release from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.

Paula Bramblett died in the emergency room of East Alabama Medical Center from multiple internal injuries, according to the press release.

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The name of the 16-year-old driver of the other vehicle has not been released. The accident remains under investigation by the Auburn Police and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

“The Auburn Family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rod and Paula Bramblett,” read a statement on the Auburn Tigers Twitter page.

According to his bio on the Auburn athletics website, Bramblett began his broadcasting career in Lanett, working for WZZZ/WCJM radio during his his time attending Auburn. The Valley native has served as the voice of the Auburn baseball team since 1993, and he took over play by play duties for football and men’s basketball in 2003.