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Driver Arrested in Death of Auburn Announcer Rod Bramblett



A 16-year old driver of the car that was involved in the fatal car accident that killed longtime Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife back on May 25th.

According to police, Johnston Edward Taylor of Auburn was arrested at his home on Monday, and he is being charged with two counts of manslaughter and is currently being held at Lee County Jail on $50,000 bond (h/t ESPN).

Per a report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Taylor’s vehicle was “traveling at an excessive rate of speed, well over the posted 55 mph speed limit, when the crash occurred.”

Additionally, a toxicology analysis from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences confirmed “the presence of marijuana in Taylor’s system.”

“I’m heartbroken by the loss of Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula. Rod was a true professional and was always a pleasure to work with,” Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement back in May.

“He loved Auburn and it showed in his work. As much as he loved Auburn, his family came first and foremost. This is a difficult time and we will continue to pray and offer our support to the Bramblett family, especially their children Shelby and Joshua.”

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