Lindsay Kimble
May 11, 2017 10:42 AM

Sportscaster Chris Berman is thanking well-wishers for their words of support after the shocking death of his wife of 33 years, Kathy Berman, in a car accident on Tuesday.

In a statement obtained by ABC News, Berman and the couple’s two children, Douglas and Meredith, said, “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.”

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The accident occurred in rural Connecticut, near the town of Woodbury. The driver of the other car involved in the incident, 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, also died.

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Police said that both vehicles were traveling in the same direction on a two-lane road, when 67-year-old Kathy’s car struck the rear of Bertulis’ vehicle, reported ABC. Kathy’s car went down an embankment and overturned in a body of water, while Bertulis’ car struck a utility pole, ultimately landing upside down on the street.

“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement on Wednesday. “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.”

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