Season 2 American Idol Finalist Rickey Smith DEAD At 36

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American Idol finalist Rickey Smith was killed Thursday night after being involved in a car accident in Oklahoma. He was 36.

Smith, who was beat out by Ruben Studdard on season 2 of American Idol, was traveling in a vehicle on I-240 when he was struck and killed by a wrong way driver.

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Smith was on I-240 just outside Oklahoma City when, according to reports, another man driving the wrong way on the interstate slammed head-on into Smith’s vehicle. Cops say the other driver was hospitalized and booked for DUI. Smith competed on the second season of ‘Idol,’ and finished in eighth place. Ruben Studdard took the title that year. h/t tmz

rickey smith accident scene

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Smith’s family and friends at this difficult time.




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