The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit and killed by a car on Wednesday. 26-year-old Petra Cordero died in front of Smoth less than a month after she gave birth to their daughter.
The incident occurred when a tire in the Lamborghini he was driving blew out in Cleveland, People reports. Cordero was uninjured after it spun and hit the median but was then killed by an oncoming Mazda after she got out of the car.
According to Police, the driver of the Mazda admitted she had been drinking. A toxicology report is pending and no charges have been filed yet, according to CNN reports.
“Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,” team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement on the team’s website. “Our entire organization mourns with Chris, his family, and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort, and any resources in this most difficult time.”