Posted: 9 November, 2015 by @Scoopla

19-Year-Old X Factor Contestant Nathaniel O’Brien Killed In Car Accident

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Fans are paying tribute to teenager Nathaniel O'Brien after he was killed yesterday in a tragic road accident in South Australia. 

Just hours after performing at the Burra Country Music Festival, former X Factor contestant Nathaniel O'Brien was killed after losing control of his car and smashing into a tree. 

Police have confirmed that nobody else was in the vehicle. 

Tributes and prayers have emerged on social media from friends, family and fans, including X Factor mentor Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Host Luke Jacobs

And fans - 

Nathaniel made the top 24 on last year's X Factor and was a finalist in the Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards which will take place in January. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Nathaniel's family and friends. Rest In Peace xx 

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