Caleb Kennedy had to quit the American Idol after a video surfaced of him with someone appearing to wear a KKK hood.
Caleb Kennedy has been arrested in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
The musician, 17 years of age, was arrested for a felony DUI that resulted in a death, according to online records.
Per records, the singer was arrested on Tuesday evening at 7:21 p.m. local time. The accident occurred earlier in the afternoon.
“A 2011 Ford pickup was traveling North on West Murph Road when the vehicle traveled onto a private drive … and struck a building,” a rep from the South Carolina Highway Patrol told Fox News Digital. “A person inside the building sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.”
Highway Patrol Confirms Caleb Kennedy’s Charges
Highway Patrol confirmed that the singer “has been charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death.”
The crash “remains under investigation,” the rep added, noting that “there will be no further updates at this time.”
It’s unclear what kind of building Kennedy struck, though the address given by Highway Patrol appears to be in a relatively rural area of Northern South Carolina, near the Palmetto Hills Golf Club.
Reps for the star and “American Idol” did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Kennedy competed on the 19th season of “American Idol.” He abruptly exited the competition after a video surfaced showing Kennedy standing next to someone who appears to be wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.