'American Idol' Contestant Haley Smith Dead at 26

'American Idol' Contestant Haley Smith Dead at 26

Former American Idol contestant Haley Smith has died.

Millinocket police responded to the single-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. on Saturday. The outlet reported he implied that she was a skilled rider who wouldn't have lost control of her vehicle.

According to the Millinocket Police Department report, Haley's motorcycle skidded out on a sharp turn. A Sergeant from the Penobscot County Sheriff's office and an officer from Old Town Police Department assisted in the crash investigation. She lived in a log cabin and was once simply 18 on the time.

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Back in 2012, Haley wowed American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson in Aspen, Colorado, with a raw, folksy take on 'Tell Me Something Good, ' the R&B classic made famous by Rufus and Chaka Khan. Tyler seemed particularly impressed, telling Smith he loved her voice and was honored to hear her sing, adding she was right out of his "era".

In her American Idol interview, Smith gushed about her hometown and its beauty.

She was put through to the next round but didn't make it beyond the second round in Hollywood. Her family told TMZ that they were looking forward to celebrating the birthday with her. I definitely love being outdoors.

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