American Idol Season 2 finalist killed in car crash

Previous “American Idol” finalist Rickey E. Smith Jr. was killed Friday morning in an auto collision in Oklahoma, the Associated Press reports. Smith was 36.

American Idol Season 2 finalist killed in car crash

Smith was included in a multi-auto, wrong-route crash on I-240 simply outside Oklahoma City 3 a.m. As per reports from neighborhood news outlets, a man driving a pickup truck in the wrong bearing pummeled head-on into Smith’s vehicle. The other driver was hospitalized and captured for a DUI. The eastward interstate was closed down for a few hours after the mischance.

“OKC: I-240 east bound at Penn is still shut because of a damage crash,” the Oklahoma Highway Patrol tweeted early toward the beginning of today.

Smith showed up on Ruben Studdard’s period of “American Idol” (Season 2), completing in eighth spot.



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