Former American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy has been charged with felony driving underneath the affect. The crash resulted in a 54-year-old man dying
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Former American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy has been charged with felony driving underneath the affect which resulted in a person’s demise in in South Carolina on Tuesday.
South Carolina Freeway Patrol Grasp Trooper Mitchell Ridgeway mentioned the singer, 17, had been driving a automobile which crashed into a non-public driveway and hit a residential constructing.
Talking to PEOPLE, he mentioned: “A 2011 Ford pickup was touring north on W. Murph Highway when the automobile traveled onto a non-public drive at 269 W. Murph Highway and struck a constructing.
“An individual contained in the constructing sustained deadly damage because of the collision.”
He continued: “The motive force is recognized as Caleb Andrew Kennedy, 17-year-old male from Roebuck, South Carolina. This crash stays underneath investigation by the South Carolina Freeway Patrol. There can be no additional updates at the moment.”
It has been confirmed that Larry Duane Parris, 54, who was contained in the constructing on the time of the crash, was pronounced lifeless at a close-by hospital shortly after.
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Ridgeway additionally confirmed that Kennedy himself was injured within the crash and was handled in hospital.
PEOPLE reviews that the singer is presently nonetheless behind bars.
Kennedy rose to fame in 2021 after he superior to the High 5 on American Idol.
Nevertheless, he left the present underneath a cloud of controversy after a video surfaced of him hanging out with a pal who was sporting a hood just like those worn by the Klu Klux Klan.
It was reportedly shot 4 years prior.
In Could final 12 months he took to Instagram to say: “Hey y’all, that is gonna be a little bit of a shock however I’m now not gonna be on American Idol.
“There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in that method.
“I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that’s not an excuse.”
He went on to apologise for his actions and mentioned he wished to redeem his fame.
“I wanna express regret to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down,” he mentioned. “I’ll be taking a bit of break day social media to higher myself, however saying that, I do know this has damage and upset lots of people and made folks lose respect for me.
“I’m so sorry! I pray that I can someday regain your belief in who I’m and have your respect! Thanks for supporting me.”