Katherine Berman, wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman, was killed in a car crash in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, state police say. An 87-year-old man driving another car was also killed after the collision.
“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.”
Details of the incident were also reported…
According to the state police, the 2003 Lexus SC 430 driven by Berman and 2003 Ford Escape X driven by Bertulis were headed east on Sherman Hill Road, about a mile and a half from the Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, at the time of the crash. The Lexus — owned by Chris Berman — rear-ended Bertulis’ Ford and continued traveling east, veering off the road to the right.
The Lexus went down a small embankment and overturned in a small body of water, state police said. The Ford also went off the road, striking a utility pole and landing in the middle of the road on its roof.
Bertulis was taken to Waterbury Hospital, where he died, police said.
Katherine and Chris Berman were married for 33 years and had two children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Berman family.