Rachel Bradshaw’s husband Rob Bironas has died in a car accident.
According to the Associated Press, the former Tennessee Titans player was killed on Saturday night when he lost control of his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali in a curve.
The single vehicle crash occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. less than a mile from his home. The SUV reportedly went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down.
Bironas was taken to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. According to the report, there were no signs of drugs and alcohol in Bironas system.
Bradshaw, who is pursuing a career as a country music singer and is the daughter of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, married Bironas earlier this summer in June.
— The Tennessean (@Tennessean) September 21, 2014
Terry did not appear on Sunday’s edition of FOX NFL SUNDAY so that he could fly down to be with his grieving daughter. “Terry will not appear on today’s edition of FOX NFL SUNDAY,” Fox’s vice president of communications Dan Bell said in a statement. “He flew to Nashville early this morning to be with his daughter Rachel during this tremendously difficult time. The entire FOX Sports family has Terry, Rachel, the Bironas and Bradshaw families in our thoughts and prayers.”
Rob’s family posted a final tweet on his Twitter account confirming his death. “It’s w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB # 2 We appreciate your respect for the family’s privacy and your prayers at this time,” the tweet read.
It's w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB # 2 We appreciate your respect for the family's privacy and your prayers at this time.
— Rob Bironas (@RobBironas) September 21, 2014
The Titans offered their condolences to the family as they prepared to play Cincinnati. “Rob made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field,” the Titans said in a statement.