AI lost one of its Season 7 contestants on Saturday when Alexis Cohen was apparently hit by a car and killed on a New Jersey highway.

The following report from the People Magazine website:

Former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a car in Seaside Heights, N.J., the Associated Press reports.
An autopsy revealed that the 25-year-old singer suffered head, chest and abdominal injuries.
Cohen was discovered unconscious on the side of the road at 4 a.m. and pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m. at the Community Medical Center in Toms River.
Cohen, who auditioned for Idol in seasons 7 and 8, gained attention for her tirade against judge Simon Cowell, who rejected her performance.
An investigation on the collision is underway.

Following is a link to her tryout interview on AI:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyimcFym6_I