Driver Busted in Idol Wannabe's Hit-and-Run Death

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 6:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – A suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of sassy former American Idol contestant Alexis Cohen, TMZ reports. Her body was found by a New Jersey roadway over the weekend, 350 yards from her parked car. The 23-year-old driver faces charges of reckless driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident. He could be sentenced to up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.