Actor Terrence J may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident early Tuesday morning, multiple outlets report.
TMZ was the first to report that a sports car registered to the 36-year-old former host of BET’s “106 & Park” was found totaled after the driver apparently crashed into a parking meter, and then a tree, at around midnight in Studio City, California. According to Los Angeles’ ABC 7, a fire hydrant was popped open and the window of a nearby business was also broken during the crash. The driver and passenger fled the scene after the accident, leaving the totaled black McLaren unattended, according to TMZ. The outlet originally reported that Terrence J’s girlfriend Jasmine Sanders was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, while Terrence was a passenger, but a representative for the model denied that in a statement to TMZ.
“On behalf of our client, Jasmine Sanders, we would like to clarify that Ms. Sanders was not in the vehicle at the time of this morning’s accident and was in no way involved,” the statement reads.
Valley Traffic Division confirmed to People that the department is currently investigating a hit-and-run involving a McLaren, which also took place at the same location and around the same time as Terrence J’s reported accident, but did not confirm the identity of the driver or passenger.
“The driver and passenger fled the scene after they crashed into a parking meter and a business,” Valley Traffic Division said, according to People. “There is no further information available at this time.”
Los Angeles police are currently investigating the crash as a hit-and-run, according to ABC 7. TMZ reports that investigators are searching for surveillance footage of the incident.
Terrence J, born Terrence Jenkins, has yet to comment publicly on the incident.
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