Georgia native Willie Spence, who captured the nation’s heart during his stint on ‘American Idol’ in 2021, has died at the age of 23, according to a crash report from Tennessee Highway Patrol. The report states Spence was driving on I-24 East in Marion County at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday when he exited the roadway.
Willie Spence death
Runner-up on “American Idol” On Tuesday afternoon, Willie Spence was killed in an automobile accident. He was just 23 years old.
Spence’s death following an accident in Jasper, Tennessee, a town in Marion County, has been confirmed by Fox News Digital.
According to the preliminary accident report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at Mile Marker 147 on Interstate 24 East, a tractor-trailer was parked on the shoulder.
The Jeep Cherokee, driven by the 23-year-old Georgian native, apparently left the road at around 4 o’clock and struck the trailer’s back end.
Lt. Bobby Clevenger tells Fox News Digital, “He hit the back of the tractor-trailer. The medical examiner was called from the scene… it was DOA at the scene.”The driver of the tractor-trailer, 68, was uninjured.”We are devastated about the passing of our beloved American Idol family member, Willie Spence. He was a true talent who lit up every room he entered and will be deeply missed. We send our condolences to his loved ones,” it reads.
Willie Spence accident videos are currently not available for his respect safe.
See Willie Spence last video he posted before passing on few hours later.
Willie Spence net worth
Willie Spence net worth at the time of his death was $1.5 million.