Carl Beane, the public address announcer at Fenway Park in Boston, died today in a car crash at 59, according to numerous reports.
According to a report from WBZ-Boston, Beane was in a one-vehicle accident on Holland Road in Sturbridge, Mass., reported at 12:39 p.m. today. An investigation showed that his Suzuki crossed the double solid lines, left the road and hit a tree and a wall. There were no other passengers and no other cars involved. Beane had been the voice of the Boston Red Sox since 2003. He began his career in sports broadcasting in 1972 after graduating from the Career Academy School of Broadcasting; he also worked for ESPN Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, Westwood One, the Associated Press and MetroNetworks.