NFL player Chris Smith is in mourning after his girlfriend Petara Cordero was killed in a roadside accident this week, lower than a month after the couple welcomed a baby girl.
The 26-year-old was struck and killed by a car after the couple was concerned in a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning.
It comes simply weeks after she welcomed a baby girl, Haven Harris Smith, with the Cleveland Browns defensive finish.
The pair had been travelling within the player’s Lamborghini when a tyre blew out and the car spun uncontrolled, setting off a tragic chain of occasions.
It ended up hitting a median on the I-90 West in Cleveland round 2am, earlier than Cordero obtained out of the car unhurt solely to be struck by an oncoming Mazda in entrance of her accomplice.
After being taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, she was pronounced lifeless.
According to police assertion, Smith was not injured within the incident, nor was he impaired. The driver of the Mazda admitted to ingesting earlier than the accident, with a toxicology report nonetheless pending.
‘Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,’ co-owners of Cleveland Browns Dee and Jimmy Haslam mentioned in a press release.
‘Our whole organisation mourns with Chris, his household and the Cordero household.
‘We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.’
The player will likely be excused from group actions to grieve ‘as he sees best fit’.
Cordero’s unhappy loss of life comes lower than a month after she gave start to their daughter Haven, with the pair asserting their little girl’s arrival on social media in late August.
On the 27th, Smith shared images of the brand new mom and their baby, writing within the caption: ‘I’m so grateful to have one other lovely reward on this world my daughter Haven Harris Smith.
‘You are such a blessing to me and your mother!! Love you Petara and Baby Haven.’
Cordero additionally shared pictures of their bundle of pleasure, as she wrote: ‘This little girl has stuffed my coronary heart with a lot pleasure and love !!
‘I’m so grateful that God selected me to be her mommy!! So excited for this life journey with you!!! Haven Harris Smith.’
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