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Grand Island native killed in hit-and-run in South Carolina

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Alexander Jennings died after being hit by two cars early Tuesday morning. No arrests have been made.

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. — Authorities in Charleston, S.C., are investigating a deadly hit-and-run involving a Grand Island native.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Alexander Jennings died after being hit by two cars early Tuesday morning.

So far no arrests have been made.

Kimmie Stewart Casting said Jennings, who also went by AJ, moved to Charleston to work as a stand-in for the Netflix show "Outer Banks." The company and the Grand Island School District are remembering Jennings as a kind person.

Superintendent Brian Graham says as a former student, Jennings was an outstanding athlete, adding that he was a leader who had an infectious personality.

Kimmie Stewart Casting, on Facebook, issued a statement:

It is with great sadness that I share on Tuesday Alexander "AJ" Jennings' mother informed me of his tragic death. Outer Banks crew & cast suffered a terrible loss when AJ was stuck by two cars, that fled the scene early this morning.

AJ was a beautiful, kind soul & a bright light every day on set. He moved to Charleston from New York to work as our John B photo double/stand in this season.

I cannot fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ's sudden loss and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. I understand this message may be difficult to process for those of you that met & became fast friends with AJ. Netflix HR has grief counseling available, please reach out to me by email or text and I can get you the information.

I am still at a loss of words how this happened & cannot imagine the pain his family is going through. We will miss this amazing human & his infectious smile dearly.

   

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