The girlfriend of Cleveland\u00a0Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a car\u00a0accident on Interstate 90 in Ohio\u00a0early Wednesday,\u00a0the team said in a statement. Smith and his girlfriend, Petara Cordero, who recently celebrated the birth of a daughter, were in his Lamborghini around 2 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle had a tire malfunction and spun out, ultimately hitting the median. Smith and Cordero, 26, were able to get\u00a0out of the car without significant injuries. Cordero, who was standing on the shoulder of the highway, was then struck by another car that crashed into her and the passenger side of Smith's car, according to Fox 8 in Cleveland. NEW YORK GIANTS HERO LAWRENCE TYNES TROLLS BAKER MAYFIELD AFTER CLEVELAND BROWNS' BLOWOUT LOSSCordero was rushed to\u00a0an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the news outlet.\u00a0Smith was not injured.The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital, the television station reported, adding that she was treated and released. CARGO PLANE CRASHES NEAR OHIO AIRPORT, FIRST RESPONDERS BATTLE 'SIGNIFICANT FIRE'The other driver admitted to drinking, according to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns. The crash remains under investigation.Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered their condolences to Smith, who signed a three-year contract with the team in March 2018.\u201cWords cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,\u201d the owners said in a statement. \u201cOur entire organization mourns\u00a0with\u00a0Chris,\u00a0his family\u00a0and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them\u00a0our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.\u201dCleveland's players were informed about the tragedy during a meeting, and coach Freddie Kitchens visited Smith at his home.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Browns will have grief counselors on hand throughout the week to provide emotional support to all the players and staff, according to the team, which added that Smith will "have the opportunity to grieve as he sees ... fit, including being excused from or participating in any team activities, if desired."Click for more from Fox8.com.The Associated Press contributed to this report.