The wife of the legendary ESPN broadcaster died in a car crash.
Officials are looking into the deadly car crash involving the wife of legendary ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman and an 87-year-old man in Connecticut.
The crash, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury, tragically took the lives of Katherine Berman and Edward Bertulis.
Here's what officials believe to have happened, from the Hartford Courant:
Troopers are investigating the possibility that Bertulis suffered a medical emergency right before Berman's Lexus crashed into the back of his car on Route 64 near Tuttle Road, a state police source told The Courant.
Bertulis' daughter, Nancy Bertulis, said her father was healthy and drove the speed limit. He was coming from the cemetery — where he was visiting her mother's grave — at the time of the crash, she said.
According to the state police, the double-fatal crash happened about 2:15 p.m. when a 2003 Lexus SC 430 driven by Berman and a 2003 Ford Escape X driven by Bertulis were headed east on Sherman Hill Road, about a mile and a half from Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury. The Lexus — owned by Chris Berman — was behind the Ford.
The Berman family released the following statement late Wednesday:
"We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and sympathy from so many folks we know, and so many others we look forward to knowing. Kathy Berman had a huge heart, and this would have warmed hers beyond belief. It certainly warmed ours. All of us need to keep the family of Edward Bertulis in our thoughts and prayers as well."
Our thoughts remain with the families involved at this tough time.