'American Idol' Contestant Haley Smith Dies in Motorcycle Accident


Haley Smith, a contestant on Season 11 of American Idol, died Saturday following a motorcycle crash in Millinocket, Maine, Millinocket police confirmed to Deadline.

Police said it appeared that Smith failed to make a sharp turn along a residential road that turns into a highway in certain sections. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Former "American Idol" contestant Haley Smith died on August 31 after she was once serious about a sad motorbike crash in Maine.

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Haley Smith appeared on American Idol in 2012, putting her unique twist on the classic song, "Tell Me Something Good", by Rufus and Chaka Khan.

She auditioned at the age of 18 and said during the audition that she enjoys the sixties and seventies era of music.

Her father, Mike Smith, told the website that his daughter was travelling on a country road and that her family believes a deer may have caused the fatal crash. She welcomed the show's cameras to her home, a log cabin, saying, "I love nature!" She gained rave opinions for making the music her personal and having a just right voice and it gave her the price ticket to Hollywood, however she didn't make it past the second one spherical. "I love your voice so much". Her family told TMZ that they were looking forward to celebrating the birthday with her.