Fenway Park PA announcer Beane dies in crash

Carl Beane, the public address announcer at Fenway Park since 2003, died in a one-car accident on Wednesday afternoon. He was 59.

The Red Sox released a statement saying Beane had a heart attack while driving.

According to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early, a preliminary investigation found Beane's sport utility vehicle crashed into a tree and wall after crossing over the double solid lines on Holland Road in Sturbridge. He was pronounced dead at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge a short time later.

According to his personal website, Beane, who was born in Agawam, Mass., had worked in sports broadcasting since 1972.

"We are filled with sadness at this tragic news," said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. "No one loved his role with the Red Sox more than Carl did his. He adored the opportunity to pay homage each game to Sherm Feller, and to contribute to the culture of Fenway Park, a place he loved passionately. His legion of friends with the Red Sox and the media will miss him enormously, and all of Red Sox Nation will remember his presence, his warmth, and his voice."