Bell rings the final count as community rallies for fallen boxer Cashmere Jackson

CLEVELAND - They rang the final bell for a fallen boxer. Ten clangs. A final count.

Cashmere Jackson was killed Wednesday in a bizarre incident.

Jackson was the passenger in a car bumped in an incident at a gas station at East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue. Police said Jackson got out of the car and the other car, driven by Sandie Sanderson, gunned toward her. Jackson jumped on the hood and Sanderson continued onto E. 55th, police said.

Once in the street, Sanderson collided with another car, throwing Jackson from the hood of the car into the street where she was struck by yet another car.

"We're devastated by this tragedy. This was truly a tragedy for us,” Jackson's sister Accandria Rhym said.

At a vigil across from where she was killed, family, friends and members of the boxing community cheered the woman who worked to keep kids in gyms and off of the streets.

Jackson, 26, was a member of Team USA Boxing in 2010. Children held some of her trophies and title belts. A woman in the crowd held up a boxing glove as people chanted “Cashmere!”

“…we're going to live on her legacy; were' going to make sure the young people continue to stay in the gym and do what they have to do,” her sister added.

Jackson was one of nine children, the second oldest of the five girls.

Arrested Wednesday, Sanderson was in court Friday. She was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

Funeral services for Jackson are pending. A fund has been established and donations can be made at any Fifth Third Bank.

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