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Petara Cordero

Girlfriend, 26, of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith is killed after being beaten on the highway median after they stopped to repair a tire on the athlete's Lamborghini – a month after the birth of a daughter

  • Petara Cordero, 26, was fatally hit by an oncoming car after leaving Smith & # 39; s Lamborghini on I-90 West in Cleveland
  • The couple had stopped on the side of the road after Smith had a tire failure around 2 o'clock
  • Smith & # 39; s Lamborghini turned before he hit a median on the highway at the West 140th Street exit
  • Cordero was hit after she got out of the vehicle by a 47-year-old driver
  • No charges have been filed against the woman because toxicological reports are being processed
  • The couple recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith, on August 27
  • Browns players were informed of Cordero's death during a team meeting on Wednesday and counselors will be present to help staff and players in need
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The girlfriend of Cleveland Brown's defensive end Chris Smith died in a tragic car accident on Wednesday morning, just a month after the couple's daughter's birth.

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Petara Cordero, 26, was fatally hit by an oncoming car after leaving Smith & # 39; s Lamborghini on I-90 West in Cleveland, the team said in a Announcement.

The couple had stopped on the side of the road after Smith had a tire failure around 2 o'clock. The 27-year-old Lamborghini turned before he hit a median on the highway at the West 140th Street exit. Cordero was hit after she got out of the vehicle.

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Petara Cordero

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Petara Cordero, 26, was fatally hit by an oncoming car after leaving Smith & # 39; s Lamborghini on I-90 West in Cleveland

& # 39; Words cannot describe the sadness we feel for Chris after losing his girlfriend, Petara, & # 39 ;, Cleveland Brown owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.

& # 39; Our entire organization mourns Chris, his family, and the Cordero family. We will do everything we can to offer them our support, comfort and all means in this most difficult time. & # 39;

Cordero was reportedly hit by a 47-year-old woman who was driving a Mazda and taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. She admitted to the authorities that she had been drinking, News 5 Cleveland reports.

Cordero and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Port Harris Smith, on August 27

Cordero and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Port Harris Smith, on August 27

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Cordero and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Port Harris Smith, on August 27

No costs were incurred because toxicological reports are currently being processed.

Cordero and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Port Harris Smith.

& # 39; I am so thankful that I have another beautiful gift in this world, my daughter Haven Harris Smith, & # 39; said the defensive end on an Instagram of 27 August post. & # 39; You are such a blessing for me and your mother !! Love you Petara and Baby Have. & # 39;

Browns players were informed of Cordero's death during a team meeting on Wednesday morning and counselors will be present to assist staff and players in need, WJW reports.

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& # 39; Smith is fully supported by the team and given the opportunity to grieve at its discretion, including apologies or participation in team activities, if desired, & # 39; said a representative of the Browns.

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