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Browns defensive end pays tribute to girlfriend killed in crash on I-90

Chris Smith, of the Cleveland Browns.
Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 12:08:36-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith has paid tribute to his girlfriend who died in a car accident last week.

Petara Cordero, 26, was a passenger inside a Lamborghini, and was killed when another vehicle struck her as she stood in the north shoulder of I-90 westbound early Wednesday morning, according to a report from Cleveland police.

In an Instagram post, Smith said "God has a plan for all of us we can’t understand but she is in a better place now and she can rest easy. My wifey my best friend and the mother of my beautiful daughter. Love you baby."

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

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