‘American Idol’ Alum Rickey Smith Killed in Car Crash
American Idol alum, Rickey Smith has died. He was 36.
Smith, competed on the show’s second season, was killed early Friday morning in Oklahoma. The crash was sue to a wrong-way wreck by an allegedly drunk driver, NewsOK and KOCO report.
Smith was traveling just outside of Oklahoma City when another driver collided head-on with Smith’s Honda Accord.
Smith was said to be wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, which is still under investigation.
Smith took eighth place in 2003, behind winner Ruben Studdard, and runner-up Clay Aiken.