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No charges for driver who killed Browns player's girlfriend

Former Bengal's girlfriend was killed in September
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Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 10:29:32-04

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a motorist who struck and killed the girlfriend of a Cleveland Browns player will not be charged.

Cleveland.com reports Cleveland police said Friday that the 47-year-old woman wasn't impaired, speeding or driving erratically when she struck 26-year-old Petara Cordero in September along Interstate 90. Cordero was the girlfriend of Browns defensive end Chris Smith.

Police said Smith and Cordero had exited Smith's 2019 Lamborghini after it blew a tire and hit the center median wall. The woman struck Cordero and the Lamborghini's front passenger door.

Cordero was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The news site reports Smith paid $316 in fines and court costs Thursday for a failure to control citation connected to the initial crash.

Cordero gave birth to the couple's daughter just weeks before her death.

Smith played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017 before he moved to the Browns the following season.