Sportscaster, Wife Tragically Killed in Vehicle Crash in Lee County, Alabama
LEE COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news report published at people.com, a sportscaster for Auburn University and his wife were killed in a vehicle accident in Lee County, Alabama. It appears the couple’s car was rear-ended by another vehicle.*
The accident occurred in the evening in Lee County on an unnamed roadway. At about 6 p.m., a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into the back of a Toyota Highlander, according to police and the news report. People states that a husband, age 53, and wife, age 52, were inside the Toyota, and both were transported to hospitals for emergency care.
People says the wife was taken by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center, where she died of her injuries. People further reports the husband was airlifted to UAB Hospital, where he also died of his injuries. He was reportedly a longtime sportscaster for Auburn University.
The driver of the Jeep was identified as being 16 years old. It is not yet clear whether the driver will face charges due to the wreck, and the investigation into the accident is ongoing. The report from People did not say if the Jeep driver was injured.
Following the accident, members of the Auburn community and the state of Alabama expressed condolences regarding the tragedy. This included university officials, coaches, and the governor of Alabama. The president of Auburn University, Steve Leath, posted a message on social media, saying, “Our hearts are full of grief. Janet and I offer our sympathy and support to the family of [the victims]. The Auburn family loves you!”
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