Craig Ackerman, Radio Voice of Rockets, Loses Both Parents in Sugar Land Crash

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Craig Ackerman loses both parents in accident.
Sad day in Rocketland: The parents of the team's radio voice, Craig Ackerman, were killed in a one-car crash in Sugar Land yesterday afternoon.

Gerald and Bonnie Ackerman, both 66, died when Gerald lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Austin Parkway and Williams Trace Boulevard, police say.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was taken to a hospital where she died, too.

The crash is still under investigation.

Rockets CEO Tad Brown issued a statement on the team's Facebook page:

The entire Rockets family is deeply saddened at the tragic news of the automobile accident that took the lives of Gerald & Bonnie Ackerman. We offer our sympathies & condolences to Craig & the Ackerman family, and pledge our continued support as they begin to cope with this devastating loss.

Fans also offered support there:
Iven DeJesus -- "Rockets should dig deep down inside tonight nd my prayers go out to the Ackerman fam "

Chris Lujan -- "Craig is a great person that does his job well! I'm sorry for the loss of his parents. I hope he gets well soon. You have my blessings Craig."

Marc Anthony Sutter -- "This is beyond tragic news. They have everyone's support and condolences"

Craig Ackerman will soon be in his 20th year with the Rockets. He took over from the longtime broadcasting team of Gene Peterson and Jim Foley after the 2008 season, but he has worked for the team in various capacities since 1994.

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1 comments
rich5371
rich5371

What a sad horrible thing to happen, the only thing I can think is that it's a bit of a blessing that one spouse didn't have to grieve the other.  They were both way too young to be taken away - my condolences to the friends and family.

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