The Reason Behind How 'American Idol' finalist Willie Spence Dies?

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JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A finalist on “American Idol” has died in a vehicle crash in Tennessee.

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Willie Spence, 23, died Tuesday after hitting the rear of a tractor-trailer that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 24 East near Chattanooga, according to news outlets, which cited a Tennessee Highway Patrol report.

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Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and the truck driver wasn't injured, the crash report said.

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Spence, who was from Georgia, finished in second place on season 19 of “American Idol" last year.

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The singing competition show released a statement on social media, saying Spence “was a true talent who lit up every room he entered.”

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We are devastated about the passing of our beloved American Idol family member, Willie Spence," the statement reads. “We send our condolences to his loved ones.”