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(NECN) – It’s breaking news from the world of sports. He was the man behind the microphone at Fenway Park.
Carl Beane was killed in a single car crash on Holland Road in Sturbridge, Mass. earlier Wednesday.
He was 59 years old.
He began his career as the public address announcer at Fenway in 2003.
In his second year, he announced the first two games of the World Series and went on to see the Sox become champions for the first time in 86 years.
Beane again had the honor of announcing games during the 2007 World Series.
According to his website, Beane’s voice can be heard in "the baseball experience" at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Beane was born and raised in Agawam, Mass.
He started his career in sports radio broadcasting in 1972.
Beane told NECN in 2005 he had always wanted to be a ballplayer but he settled for the next best thing: calling out the players names in front of the Fenway faithful.
According to a press release, Carl Beane was pronounced dead at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge a short time after the crash.
Golfers from nearby Hemlock Ridge Golf Course called police around 12:40 to alert them to the crash.
Preliminary investigation shows Beane's 2004 Suzuki was traveling northbound on Holland Road, crossed double solid lines, left the road and hit a tree and a wall at 233 Holland Road.
There were no passengers in the car and no other vehicles involved.