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It’s Not A Good Time To Be The Parent Of A U.S. Olympic Athlete

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In light of the tragic details surrounding the death of Nancy Kerrigan’s father Daniel comes news that the Grim Reaper has visited yet another family of a U.S. Olympic athlete to take away a beloved parent. Meredith Beery, the mother of Dan Beery, a member of the 2004 U.S. rowing team that won a gold medal, was killed in a traffic accident.

Police say 65-year-old Meredith Beery of Oaktown was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Terre Haute. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department says her SUV crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck Sunday morning.

Yowsers. If you happen to be a parent, crap, even a relative of somebody who has competed in the Olympics, you might want try and be extra cautious over the next couple of days. Yeesh.

Mother of Ind. Olympic medalist killed in crash [Sporting News/AP]
Skater Nancy Kerrigan’s brother jailed in father’s death [CNN]