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The girlfriend of Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a roadside accident that happened after his car spun out on the highway.

The team said Petara Cordero died when she was struck by an oncoming car on I-90 West at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Cordero was a passenger in Smith’s Lamborghini, which had a tire malfunction and struck the median wall.

Cordero exited the vehicle and was standing on the road’s shoulder when a car driven by a 47-year-old woman smashed into the passenger side of Smith’s car.

According to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns, Cordero was transported to Fairview Hospital and pronounced dead.

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Police said the other driver admitted drinking. No charges have been field and toxicology reports are pending.

Smith was not impaired or injured, police said.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered their condolences to Smith, who signed as a free agent with the team last year. He played one season in Cincinnati and three in Jacksonville.

‘‘Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,’’ the Haslams said.

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

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