Wife of Beloved ESPN Anchor Killed in Car Crash
Chris Berman's wife, Kathy, was 67
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2017 8:41 AM CDT
ESPN's Chris Berman works during the NFL Pro Bowl game Jan. 29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.   (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

(Newser) – Sad news out of ESPN: The wife of veteran broadcaster Chris Berman was killed in a car crash in Connecticut. Police say Katherine Ann Berman, 67, died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The other driver, 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, also was killed. Police say Berman's car hit the back of Bertulis' SUV, sending both vehicles off the road, reports the AP. Both ended up overturned. Berman was wearing a seatbelt; Bertulis was not.

"This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend," says ESPN chief John Skipper in a statement. "All we can do at a moment like this is give (Berman) the love and support he will surely need." Berman joined the network in 1979 and married Kathy, a teacher, four years later. They have two children, Doug and Meredith. He turns 62 on Wednesday, notes the New York Times.

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