STUDIO CITY—On Tuesday October 9, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department were called to the scene of a crash, where an abandoned sports car crashed in Studio City on Ventura Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. TMZ first reported that the $200,000 McLaren sports car is registered to Terrence Jenkins, 36, the former TV host for the BET series 106 and Park.
The car was found crashed into a tree and the driver and passenger fled the scene. Before the car crashed into the tree, it hit a parking meter and a fire hydrant causing it to go off. The Los Angeles Police Department is treating this incident as a hit-and-run.
According to reports, witnesses reported Jenkins and his girlfriend, model Jasmine Sanders were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but the authorities have not confirmed those details. Witnesses indicated they saw Sanders driving the vehicle and Jenkins was in the passenger seat. After the vehicle crashed into a parking meter, it spun out of control and collided into a tree.
Authorities are looking for surveillance video to confirm who was involved and what transpired after the collision.
Sanders turned to social media to voice that she was not involved in the crash. Her representatives have denied the allegations of her being involved in the collision releasing the following statement to TMZ: “On behalf of our client, Jasmine Sanders, I 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.”
Jenkins is known as a former co-anchor of E! News and has appeared in the film “Think Like A Man.” He is currently the host of the MTV series “Safeword.”