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Reports: Kris Allen and wife involved in car crash

Posted: January 2, 2013 - 12:19pm
Twitter photo posted by account run by the Idol winner's mother
Twitter photo posted by account run by the Idol winner's mother

Conway's Kris Allen started the new year with some bad news and some good news.

Allen kicked off the new year in a hospital bed after the American Idol winner was in a car crash on Tuesday that left him with a broken wrist, according to reports.

The Arkansas State Police issued a citation to the driver in the other car, which ASP spokesman Bill Sadler said happened at Highway 365 and I-40 in Little Rock, just outside Maumelle. Police told television reporters that the accident report is not yet complete.

According to Sadler, Jennifer Poynter of Little Rock exited I-40 at Highway 365 Tuesday evening. As she crossed over I-40, she collided with a vehicle driven by Allen, who was attempting to merge from the Maumelle/Highway 365 interchange onto I-40 West.

His mother, Kimberly Allen, tweeted the news and a photo of her son.

"From Kris: he's in a lot of pain, arm broke, may not play guitar for a while. Prayers welcome please! #headoncollision."

Kris told fans on his own Twitter feed the news, noting that his wife, Katy, and dog, Zorro, were in the car, too.

But adding to his bad news, he also tweeted, "Yes, I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I'm having a lil baby."

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mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 01/02/13 - 01:07 pm
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Hope he gets well soon. I

Hope he gets well soon.

I broke a wrist once. It was horrible. Luckily tho, it happened before I went blind!

Reaganesque
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Reaganesque 01/02/13 - 01:18 pm
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Well...........

Is American Idol similar to the Arthur Godfrey Talent Review?

msroadrunner
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msroadrunner 01/02/13 - 06:03 pm
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Congrats

That's wonderful news about the baby.

conwayville
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conwayville 01/02/13 - 11:07 pm
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It'll be interesting

to see the rest of the story.

BearFan4
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BearFan4 01/03/13 - 09:10 am
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sevenof400
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sevenof400 01/02/13 - 11:38 pm
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Given the LCD's lack of coverage....

....on the recent murder / shooting, it seems odd that the LCD would cover this story...

I'm sure someone will attempt to justify this decision based on name recognition of Allen but in comparison, this is not even newsworthy compared to the other local events.

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