TWO cars hit Alexander “AJ” Jennings as he walked along a road near Charleston, Suid Carolina, killing the Outer Banks actor.
AJ was a stand-in, or body double, for the show’s main male character, John B, gespeel deur Chase Stokes.
Who was Alexander “AJ” Jennings and what was his cause of death?
Alexander “AJ” Jennings was a 22-year-old native of upstate New York who was in Charleston, Suid Carolina, while filming season three of the Netflix show Outer Banks.
His role on the show was to stand in as a body double for the show’s main male character, who is played by actor Chase Stokes.
According to the Charleston County Police Department, AJ died after being struck by two different cars as he walked along the road on James Island, which is about a 10-minute drive from downtown Charleston.
The accident was reported at around 2.30am on July 5, but both cars fled the scene before police arrived.
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AJ was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was pronounced dead.
Have any charges been filed for the death of AJ Jennings?
Police located the driver of the second car to hit AJ during a routine traffic stop in downtown Charleston.
They are still searching for the driver of the first car, and no charges have yet been filed for AJ’s death.
The Charleston County Police urge anyone who might have information about the hit-and-run to come forward.
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Any tips should be called in to (843) 743-7200.
How have the cast and crew members of Outer Banks reacted to AJ’s death?
Chase Stokes, who played the character that AJ stood in for, posted a heartfelt tribute to him on his Instagram stories.
“Still trying to process why certain things happen, and why the world works in the ways that it does,” he wrote on July 6.
“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.”
“We all love you, you touched all of our lives and made us all better people and for that, Thank you AJ,” hy het geskryf. “Vlieg hoë engel.”
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The show’s creator, Jonas Pete, spoke to the Post and Courier, saying “He was a vibrant and loved young man and we are saddened beyond words by this tragedy.”
“We extend our sincere condolences and love to the entire Jennings family.”