Vigil for amateur boxer killed in crash - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Vigil for amateur boxer killed in crash

Cashmere Jackson was an amateur boxer. (WOIO) Cashmere Jackson was an amateur boxer. (WOIO)
Family and friends gathered to remember Jackson's life. (WOIO) Family and friends gathered to remember Jackson's life. (WOIO)
Friends were overcome with sadness over the loss of Jackson. (WOIO) Friends were overcome with sadness over the loss of Jackson. (WOIO)
Many also spoke out against violence in the city. (WOIO) Many also spoke out against violence in the city. (WOIO)

Promising boxer Cashmere Jackson was killed in a bizarre car crash Wednesday evening, near the intersection of East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue. 

Friday night, hundreds gathered to remember her life. 

Family and friends met at the location where Jackson lost her life. They brought green balloons, boxing gloves, and other memorabilia. 

Jackson, 26, was a rising female boxer. She won the Golden Glove Championship five times, and nearly qualified for the Olympics.

Sadly, Jackson's life was cut short. Cleveland Police said there was some kind of fight in the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station on East 55th Street. During that fight, 23-year old Sandie Sanderson rear-ended a vehicle that Jackson was a passenger in. 

When Jackson got out of the car, Sanderson drove toward her. Jackson jumped on the car, and Sanderson took off, heading south on East 55th Street with Jackson still on the hood. 

Sanderson hit another car head on, and Jackson was thrown off the car and ran over by another vehicle. She was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where she passed away. 

Sanderson has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, and remains behind bars. 

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