American Idol Season 8 Hopeful Jessika Baier Killed in Early Morning Crash

Jessika Baier, an American Idol hopeful from the Season 8 auditions in Puerto Rico, died in an early morning crash in Sylvan, Michigan today. From Mlive:

Jessika Baier, 21, was heading west about 3:15 a.m. near Pierce Road in Washtenaw County’s Sylvan Township when her vehicle left the road, according to a Michigan State Police news release.

The vehicle traveled into the median and struck an embankment, which caused the vehicle to go airborne and overturn, according to the release, sent by a trooper at the Ypsilanti post.
Baier died at the scene, said state police Sgt. Tony Cuevas.

Cuevas said police do not know what caused her vehicle to leave the road. The road conditions were not bad and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Jessika Baier, morning show co-host for Jackson radio station WKHM-FM, died early today in a vehicle wreck on I-94.

According to statements made by her family, she likely was heading to work, Cuevas said.
The crash remains under investigation, he said.

Jessika brought her whole family to Puerto Rico to audition, and despite having won numerous singing competitions, failed to impress the judges with her version of Celine Dion’s “I Surrender”. Watch her audition after the jump.

I had to re-watch her audition to remember who she was.

Video after the JUMP…

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