Katherine Berman: Wife of ESPN's Chris Berman Killed in Accident

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Katherine Berman, the wife of legendary ESPN commentator Chris Berman, has been killed in a car accident near the couple's home in Connecticut.

According to police reports, Katherine's car slammed into another vehicle, killing both drivers. She was 67.

Chris Berman, Katherine Berman, and Kids

The cause of the crash is still unknown.

Witnesses say Berman's 2003 Lexus struck the back of a Ford Escape, causing her to veer off the road and into a body of water, where her vehicle promptly overturned.

The other driver, an 87-year-old man named Edward Bertulis, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died moments later.

The crash reportedly took place around 2:15 pm on Tuesday in the town of Woodbury.

According to TMS Chris Berman was attending a Giants vs. Mets game at Citi Field at the time.

He was informed of the crash by NYPD officers.  

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Chris and Katherine have been married since 1983 and have two children together.

Details are scarce at present, but moments ago, ESPN President John Skipper publicly offered his condolences to the Berman family:

"This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend," Skipper said in a statement.

"Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason."

"We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is to give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour."

"He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years."

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He concluded:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family."

For decades, Berman has been one of ESPN's most beloved personalities.

Specializing in football and baseball coverage, Chris Berman's player nicknames and quirky catch phrases have been his calling card.

He helped set the irreverent tone of the network in its early days and endured himse;f to millions of sports fans in the years since.

Condolences began to pour in from all corners of social media within minutes of the news of Katherine's untimely death.

Our thoughts go out to the Berman family during this incredibly difficult time.

Chris Berman joined ESPN at age 24, just one month after its founding. Wednesday is the broadcaster's 62nd birthday.

The former Katherine Alexinski was a graduate of Wilby High School in Waterbury, Conn., her wedding announcement said.

An elementary education major, she attended the University of Connecticut from the fall of 1967 through the spring of 1971.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Waterbury Public Schools from 1972 to 1987, teaching fourth and first grades.

She he worked "tirelessly" for literacy in the greater Waterbury area, Molly Qerim, ESPN's First Take host and a fellow UConn graduate, said.

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