‘American Idol’ Season 2 contestant, Rickey Smith, 36, killed in wrong-way car crash

Former “American Idol” contestant Rickey Smith died on Thursday in a wrong way car crash.

Smith was killed when a truck driving on the wrong side of the highway slammed into his vehicle head-on while traveling on a Oklahoma City highway.The other driver was hospitalized and charged with a DUI, TMZ reported. The crash remains under investigation.

The singer competed on the second season of “Idol” and finished in eighth place.

It was the same season that Ruben Studdard won back in 2003. Clay Aiken took second place that same season.

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