February 25, 2020
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Former American Idol contestant dies in Millinocket motorcycle crash

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Dreamstime | TNS

A Millinocket woman who competed in American Idol died early Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash.

Haley Smith, 27, was riding a motorcycle on Route 157, also known as Medway Road, about 2 a.m. when she lost control of the motorcycle, CBS affiliate WABI reports.

Smith died at the scene, the TV station reports. Police told WABI that Smith likely failed to negotiate a sharp turn in the road.

The Utah native was successful during her Colorado audition in 2012, but was eliminated in the next round in Hollywood, according to MSN.

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