The cast and crew of Netflix's popular series Outer Banks filmed in Charleston, South Carolina are grieving after a member of their team was killed in an early-morning hit-and-run on Tuesday.
22-year-old Alexander "AJ" Jennings, who recently moved from New York to Charleston to work as a double/stand-in for John B. (played by actor Chase Stokes), was hit by two vehicles as he walked along Sol Legare Road, a main thouroughfare on James Island, between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on July 5.
According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), Jennings was hit first by one vehicle, which fled the scene, and a second vehicle, which also fled, but was later located in downtown Charleston by officers with the Charleston Police Department.
The incident didn't occur during filming or on location.
Kimmie Stewart Casting, the casting agency of the show, described Jennings as "a beautiful, kind soul & a bright live every day on set."
Stokes remembered Jennings with a message shared on his: Instagram story on Wednesday morning
“Still trying to process why certain things happen, and why the world works in the ways that it does. My heart is shattered. Your life was just starting. We JUST talked about how pumped you were about your tunes, how far you’d come with that ole 6 string and your want to keep creating art. Always always making others hearts warm and being so damn selfless. I wish I had more words to say right now, but the past day has been a struggle to say the least. We all love you, you touched all of our lives and made us all better people, and for that– Thank you AJ. Fly high angel❤️ “
CCSO is working to identify the first car involved in the collision.
Outer Banks is currently filming its third season in Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas.
You can read more details about the show in everything we know about Outer Banks Season 3.