Former "American Idol" finalist Rickey Smith was killed in a car crash in Oklahoma City early Friday.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the driver of the truck as Gerardo Cerda Jr., 27, and said they detected the odor of alcohol at the scene of the accident.
He was treated for injuries at a hospital, then taken to jail.
Smith placed eighth on the second season of "American Idol" in 2003.
"You were the heart of our season and the true definition of a real friend," he wrote. "I will miss you my Friend R.I.P Ricky Smith. I'm sure you're in heaven singing you're heart out!"
Fellow contestant Clay Aiken shared his reaction on Twitter.