‘American Idol’ finalist Rickey Smith killed in car crash

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On Friday morning, former “American Idol” finalist Rickey Smith was killed in a car crash, according to multiple reports. He was 36 years old.

Smith was involved in a multi-car, wrong-way accident that occurred when 27-year-old Gerardo Cerda Jr. slammed head-on into Smith’s car while driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-240.

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Smith was pronounced dead on site.

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Cerda, who was hospitalized after the accident, has been arrested for DUI.

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