Former “American Idol” contestant Caleb Kennedy was arrested Tuesday in South Carolina and accused of drunkenly crashing his automotive right into a workshop and hitting the occupant, who later died, a report stated.
Kennedy, 17, was charged with felony driving beneath the affect leading to loss of life for the deadly crash in Spartanburg County, in accordance with South Carolina’s WSPAA.
Kennedy allegedly ran off the highway into a non-public driveway round 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and slammed right into a workshop behind a home, hitting 54-year-old Larry Duane Parris, in accordance with the report.
Parris later died at a hospital, and the singer was handled for accidents following the lethal crash, which happened about 15 miles from the teenager’s house, the article stated.
The nation music singer was a Prime 5 contestant on the fact contest however left after a social media scandal in 2020.
In a post on Snapchat, Kennedy appeared subsequent to an individual sporting a Ku Klux Klan hood. He left the present shortly after.
“Hey y’all, that is gonna be a little bit of a shock, however I’m not gonna be on American Idol. There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in that manner. I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that’s not an excuse,” Kennedy introduced on his Instagram.
“I wanna make an apology to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down. I’ll be taking just a little day off social media to raised myself, however saying that, I do know this has damage and upset lots of people and made individuals lose respect for me. I’m so sorry! I pray that I can someday regain your belief in who I’m and have your respect! Thanks for supporting me.”