American Idol contestant Haley Smith, 26, dies in motorcycle crash in Maine

Haley Smith

Smith, who was from Utah, crashed her motorcycle in Millinocket, Maine, around 2 a.m. after failing to navigate a sharp turn, police said.

In her American Idol interview, Smith gushed about her hometown and its beauty. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene. "A female operating a motorcycle crashed on Medway Road in Millinocket, which resulted in her death". "A Sergeant from the Penobscot County Sheriff's office and an officer from Old Town Police Department assisted in the crash investigation".

She appeared on the singing reality show American Idol in 2012 for its 11th season at their audition in Colorado. Just 18 at the time and working in a restaurant, she dreamed of being a singer. In her audition video, which made it on-air, she described herself as someone who "loves nature" and "loves being outdoors".

China takes cautious steps with new tariffs, leaving most to December
The extra tariffs of five percent and 10 percent were levied on 1,717 items of a total of 5,078 products originating from the US. The Chinese government has listed American imports targeted for penalties on December 15 if the U.S. tariff hikes take effect.

Steven even said it was an honor to hear her sing, 'cause he said she was out of his "era" with her look, sound and vibe.

Smith's father, Mike Smith, told TMZ that she was a good rider and that he believed a deer may have been involved in the incident. 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. Her family believes she may have been "spooked by a deer", according to TMZ.

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