Finalist in Australia’s 2014 X-Factor, Nathaniel O’Brien, has died in a car accident on Sunday.
The 19-year-old was driving on the Barrier Highway near Burra in South Australia when he ran into a tree according to The Advertiser.
He was the only occupant in the car.
The Advertiser reported that O’Brien had “performed at the Burra Country Music Festival on Sunday morning and was due to perform at the Tea Tree Gully Hotel on Sunday night.”
O’Brien made it to the bootcamp of 24 contestants on X-Factor last year.
9News reported that O’Brien was a finalist in the Australian Country Music People’s Choice awards.
Nathaniel O’Brien singing in the 2014 Bootcamp on X-Factor:
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.