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Tragedy strikes former ESPN anchor Chris Berman

Wife of former ESPN Anchor Chris Berman tragically killed in two-car crash.

Former ESPN anchor Chris Berman's wife died in a car crash the day before his 62nd birthday.

ESPN announced Wednesday that Kathy Berman was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday in Woodbury, Connecticut.

According to the Hartford Current, Berman's wife collided with an 87-year-old driver, who was also killed in the crash. Per the report, her 2003 Lexus rear-ended the man's Ford and her car spiraled down an embankment and overturned in a pond.

Before his retirement in January, Berman was one of ESPN's longest tenured SportsCenter anchors. He and Outside the Lines' Bob Ley were original ESPN employees when it launched in 1979.

Berman married Kathy four years later. He also spent 31 years as the host of Sunday NFL Countdown and ten years on Monday Night Countdown.

"Bermanisms" like "rumblin', bumblin', stumblin'" and "He. Could. Go. All. The. Way" were made famous by Berman during his nearly four-decade-long career at ESPN.

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