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Steve "The Homer" True critically hurt in car crash

Voice of Marquette basketball in Milwaukee hospital

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee sports broadcaster has been critically injured in a car crash involving an apparent drunken driver.

Steve "The Homer" True, the voice of Marquette basketball, is in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after his car was struck Wednesday morning.

Milwaukee police say True's car had the green light at the corner of Hampton and Fond du Lac avenues when another car ran a red light.

The other driver is suspected of driving while impaired and was arrested, accused of intoxicated use of a motor vehicle causing great bodily harm.

True is being treated for a serious head injury according to a report by WISN-TV in Milwaukee.

True is in his 20th season as the voice of the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team and hosts a daily afternoon radio talk show on 540 ESPN Wisconsin and 100.5 FM ESPN Madison. The crash happened on True's 59th birthday.

Marquette athletic director Larry Williams says the entire university is praying for True and his family.

Statement from Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting:

"Earlier today, ESPN Wisconsin's Steve "The Homer" True was injured in a traffic accident on Milwaukee's northwest side. I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight. She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and all of us at ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers."

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