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“American Idol” Star Involved in Bus Crash

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Alex Miller, best known for his stint on Season 19 of “American Idol,” and his band were involved in a fatal car accident on February 13, 2024, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The crash took place just before 10:30 p.m. between their tour bus and another vehicle, tragically resulting in the death of the other driver.

Miller, a rising country music star since his appearance in the popular singing competition, was coming back from a vacation in Florida. The trip was part of a promotional tour for his latest single “Oh, Odessa,” released on the same day as the accident. The 20-year-old artist and his band, none of whom were driving, came out of the collision unscathed.

The other vehicle, a Toyota RAV4, was driven by James M. Mcpheron, 53, of Mount Vernon, Kentucky. After reportedly losing control and veering into the path of Miller’s tour bus, Mcpheron was rushed to the Rockcastle Regional Hospital, where he was later declared dead. The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating the reasons behind Mcpheron’s loss of control, with no charges brought forward at this time.

In the aftermath of the accident, Miller took to social media to express condolences to Mcpheron’s family and confirm that everyone on the bus was unhurt. However, they had to evacuate the bus through a window due to damage to the door from the impact.

Since his time on “American Idol,” Miller has made a name for himself in the country music industry, signing a deal with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records. The Kentucky native first gained public attention in 2021 with his performance of Jimmy Martin’s “Freeborn Man,” which charmed judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry during the television show.

Despite progressing to the “Hollywood Week” stage of the competition, Miller did not make it to the Top 24. The title was eventually won by fellow country musician Chayce Beckham.

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