The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a car accident Tuesday in Connecticut, according to ESPN and The Associated Press.
Kathy Berman, 67, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, Connecticut, according to state police. The other victim was Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury, Connecticut.
Kathy Berman’s car hit the rear of Bertulis’ SUV and both vehicles left the road, according to police. Berman’s car overturned in a body of water and Bertulis’ vehicle hit a utility pole and landed on its roof.
“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement. “Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”
According to ESPN, Chris Berman joined the network in 1979 and married his wife four years later.