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(AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-oldformer two-time "American Idol" contestant has been struck andkilled by a car in a New Jersey shore town. The Asbury Park Press reports that Alexis Cohen, of Allentown,Pa.,

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Jul 27, 2009, 3:11 AM

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Ex-'Idol' contestant struck, killed by car in NJ
(AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-oldformer two-time "American Idol" contestant has been struck andkilled by a car in a New Jersey shore town.
The Asbury Park Press reports that Alexis Cohen, of Allentown,Pa., was killed early Saturday in Seaside Heights.
Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County ProsecutorsOffice says an autopsy indicated she suffered chest, head andabdominal injuries. Mohel says investigators are seeking moreinformation about the collision.
Cohen auditioned in Philadelphia for the popular Fox singingcompetition in August 2007, and the episode was aired in January2008. She tried out again during the show's eighth season.
A video of her angry rant after being rejected by judges wentviral on the Internet.


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