'American Idol' Contestant - Homicide Victim

7/26/2009 1:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A former two-time "American Idol" contestant was struck and killed by a car yesterday, and authorities are calling it a homicide.

Alexis Cohen suffered chest, head and abdominal injuries. Further details about the 25-year-old's death have not been released.

It happened in Seaside heights, New Jersey. Cohen was found in the street by two pedestrians.