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The Latest: Berman family 'overwhelmed' by support

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This 2013 photo shows Katherine Berman in Southington, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic accident Tuesday May 9, 2017, in Woodbury, Conn. She was 67. (Christopher Massa/Republican-American via AP) © The Associated Press This 2013 photo shows Katherine Berman in Southington, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic accident Tuesday May 9, 2017, in Woodbury, Conn. She was 67. (Christopher Massa/Republican-American via AP)

WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman (all times local):

FILE - This is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo showing Chris Berman attending ESPN: The Party 2017, in Houston. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a traffic crash in Connecticut. State police say 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Woodbury. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo showing Chris Berman attending ESPN: The Party 2017, in Houston. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a traffic crash in Connecticut. State police say 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Woodbury. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

11:35 p.m.

In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state police said. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP) © The Associated Press In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state police said. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP)

ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman and his two adult children say they're "overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and sympathy" following the death of Berman's wife in a traffic crash in Connecticut.

In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state police said. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP) © The Associated Press In this May 24, 2010, photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Katherine Ann Berman, 67, a teacher, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury, state police said. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP)

The family released a statement Wednesday night.

In this May 9, 2017 photo, medics pull a victim from an over turned vehicle in Woodbury, Conn. A second vehicle landed in a nearby stream. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP) © The Associated Press In this May 9, 2017 photo, medics pull a victim from an over turned vehicle in Woodbury, Conn. A second vehicle landed in a nearby stream. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)

State police say 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The other victim was 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, of Waterbury.

In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP) © The Associated Press In this May 9, 2017 photo, firefighters try to secure a vehicle that went into a stream during a motor vehicle accident in Woodbury, Conn. Katherine Ann Berman, wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in the traffic crash. (Steven Valenti/Republican-American via AP)

Authorities say Berman's car struck the rear of Bertulis' SUV and both veered off the road. Berman's car went down an embankment and overturned in a body of water. Bertulis' vehicle struck a utility pole and landed on its roof.

The Berman family says "Kathy Berman had a huge heart" and the amount of support they've received "would have warmed hers beyond belief."

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9 a.m.

The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a traffic crash in Connecticut.

State police say 67-year-old Katherine Ann Berman, of Cheshire, was one of two victims in the two-vehicle crash at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in Woodbury. The other victim was 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, of Waterbury.

ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement the death is a "devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend" and pledged to give Chris Berman "the love and support he will surely need in this hour."

Police say Kathy Berman's car struck the rear of Bertulis' SUV and both veered off the road. Berman's car went down an embankment and overturned in a body of water.

Bertulis' vehicle struck a utility pole and landed on its roof.

ESPN is based in Bristol, Connecticut.

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