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Kris Allen in head-on wreck in Maumelle

Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen has been involved in a car wreck according to family members.
MAUMELLE, AR - Season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen has been involved in a car wreck according to a family member.

Kim Allen says Kris and his wife Katy were leaving her home in Maumelle when another driver crossed the median into their lane and hit them head-on.

Kim Allen says both Kris and Katy were lucky to be wearing their seatbelts and that the airbags deployed.

Kris suffered a broken wrist and he's expected to have surgery Friday.

Arkansas State Police tell FOX16 a driver hit Kris and Katy Allen head-on at the I40 Morgan/Maumelle exit Tuesday night around 6:20 p.m.

According to ASP, that other driver received a citation for careless driving.

After the crash, Kris tweeted that he and Katy are expecting their first child.

A family member tells Fox 16 that both Kris and Katy are resting and are thankful for your thoughts and prayers.

Kris' tour, Out Alive, starts Tuesday. While he won't be able to play, he will be able to sing. He will play the Rev Room January 26.
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