'American Idol' Season 19 alum Alex Miller involved in fatal car crash in Kentucky

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An "American Idol" alum is sharing his condolences for the victim of a fatal car crash in which he was a passenger.

Country singer Alex Miller, a Season 19 contestant, was not driving either of the vehicles involved in the crash after returning from a vacation on Tuesday.

In a statement shared on his social media pages, Miller, 20, said he and members of his band were on a tour bus when it was hit by a car, the driver of which died as a result of the crash.

"Alex sends his thoughts and prayers to the gentleman and his family," the statement read. "No one on the bus was injured."

Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident, which occurred at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday in Rockcastle County — in southeastern Kentucky, almost 50 miles outside of Lexington — according to a statement shared on the department's website.

The driver of a Toyota Rav4, 53-year-old James Mcpheron of Mount Veron, Kentucky, lost control of his car when he swerved into the path of a tour bus, driven by 43-year-old Roger Miller of Lancaster, Kentucky.

Mcpheron was transported to a hospital after the crash, where he died.

Alex Miller appeared on "American Idol" Season 19 in 2021 and made it into the season's "Hollywood Week" but did not make it to the top 24. Chayce Beckham, a fellow country singer, would eventually be named the season's winner.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'American Idol' alum involved in fatal car crash