Veteran Central Michigan football and men's basketball announcer Don Chiodo died in an automobile accident late Wednesday west of Saginaw.

Chiodo was 54, he had been the play-by-play voice of the Chippewas since 2010.  He was set to broadcast the Chippewas game against Miami (Ohio) this coming Saturday in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game at Ford Field.

In the off-season, Chiodo was a financial advisor in the Mt. Pleasant area.