ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman’s wife, Katherine, was killed in a car accident in 2017. Also killed was 86 year old Edward Bertulis.
Bertulis’ family filed a lawsuit against the bar that Katherine was served alcohol at shortly before the accident. The lawsuit claims she was served alcohol despite being intoxicated.
Via NBC New York:
A lawsuit alleges that Katherine Berman, wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, was served alcohol even though she was already intoxicated shortly before a 2017 car crash that killed her and a Waterbury man.
The lawsuit, filed by Bertulis’ family, alleges that the Marketplace Kitchen & Bar in Woodbury served Berman alcohol just before the fatal crash, and seeks monetary damages from the restaurant and its owner, Elias Hawli.
According to a Connecticut law called the Dram Shop Act, a liquor seller can be held liable if they serve an intoxicated person and that person leaves the establishment and causes death or injury.
That’s unfortunate if true. That means two lives were ended early because of a completely preventable car accident.