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2017-09-21 17:00:02


Riverdale’s KJ Apa Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Crashes Car After 16-Hour Work Day: Report

Riverdale star K.J. Apa was involved in a late-night car crash following a 16-hour work day, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

THR says that the actor, 20, who plays lead Archie Andrews in the CW series, fell asleep at the wheel while driving the 45-minute trip home after midnight. While Apa was released from the hospital without serious injuries, his car was allegedly destroyed after hitting a light pole.

Apa’s costar on the Warner Bros.-produced series, Cole Sprouse, had reportedly planned to get a ride with Apa that night, however changed his plans last minute, the outlet said. THR added that after the scary incident, Sprouse requested that actors on the show working late hours be provided transportation home from set. According to the site, WBTV's policy is that actors are responsible for their own transportation to and from set, particularly when production is shooting outside the U.S., however a source claimed that the actors are told they can call a taxi or stay in a hotel nearby if they feel driving conditions are unsafe.

Variety reports that production on season 2 of the series, which premieres on Wednesday, October 11, has not been delayed despite the accident.

Multiple sources told THR that the crash will be discussed on a call between reps for the actors and Warner Bros. executives on Friday, September 22, however WBTV declined to confirm the meeting.

Us Weekly has reached out to the CW, WBTV and a rep for Apa for comment.