“American Idol” Favorite Alex Miller Involved in Fatal Collision

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Alex Miller, a fan-favorite contestant from season 19 of American Idol, was involved in a fatal bus crash on Tuesday (Feb 13).

According to reports, the incident took place around 10:30 pm in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, about 30 minutes away from Alex Miller’s hometown of Lancaster. The 20-year-old singer was traveling back from vacation with several members of his band. His father, Roger Miller, was driving the bus.

The collision occurred when the driver of a 2004 Toyota Rav4 lost control of his vehicle and veered into the path of the oncoming bus. The driver, identified as James Mcpheron, was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Alex and the other crew members on board the bus were not injured.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and it is currently being investigated by Kentucky State Police.

Alex Miller’s team makes a statement about the incident

This morning (Feb 14) a note was shared on Alex Miller’s Instagram page, informing followers of the crash and confirming that the passengers of the bus were unharmed.


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A video from one day prior shows Alex Miller and crew on vacation

Yesterday, Alex posted a reel to Instagram in which he announces a new song called “Oh Odessa” which is set to release today (Feb 14). He and his band mates can be seen enjoying themselves in Daytona Beach, Florida. Alex cheerfully says:

“We are gonna fish and have a good time while we are down here though.” 


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The fatal collision would occur on the trip home from this very vacation. It is unclear whether or not the release of Alex’s new song will be postponed.

We are sending prayers to all involved in this tragic event.