Arrest Made in ‘American Idol’ Fatal Hit-and-Run

By: Celebuzz / July 27, 2009

The New York Daily News reports that an arrest has been made in the fatal hit-and-run of two-time American Idol hopeful Alexis Cohen.

Police arrested 23-year-old Toms River, New Jersey, resident Daniel Bark and charged him with second-degree manslaughter after he allegedly ran over Cohen in his 2005 Mitsubishi Gallant and fled the scene on the Jersey Shore during the predawn hours on Saturday. He faces 10 to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Passersby discovered Cohen’s body at approximately 4 a.m. along a Seaside Heights road. Cohen’s car was found approximately 300 yards away.

The 25-year-old would-be Idol was visiting the area from her Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. At the time of her death, Cohen was believed to have been studying veterinary medicine at Montgomery County Community College.

During her 2007 American Idol interview, Cohen proudly declared that she marched “to the beat of a different drummer,” and then went on to prove it most decisively. Check out the video below: