Live-action 'Lion King' young Simba actor recalls car crashing into his Granada Hills room

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J.D. McCrary, a 10-year-old actor who just landed the role of young Simba in the live-action "Lion King" remake, talked about getting the shock of his life when a car plowed into his Granada Hills bedroom. (KABC)

J.D. McCrary, a 10-year-old actor who just landed the role of young Simba in the live-action "Lion King" remake, talked about getting the shock of his life Friday when a car plowed into his Granada Hills bedroom.

The young actor was in the kitchen when it happened just before 10 a.m.

"It was very frightening because it was a big bang and it felt like an earthquake," J.D. said.

J.D. added that his mother and father ran through the home searching for the cause of the noise. His mother ended up finding the vehicle in her child's bedroom. The impact sent J.D.'s bed across the room.

Authorities said a red pickup truck slammed into another car and then through the McCrary's home.

The driver took off, but left behind what J.D.'s mother described as a bloodied woman and a baby.

"She was rambling something like 'Oh, I was kidnapped. Oh, I don't know. My wallet is over here.' It just didn't sound right," Larisa McCrary said.

A baby bottle full of milk laid in the gutter outside of the home. There was a baby carrier left on its side in the middle of the street after the crash.

Larisa said she followed the woman who left the scene and that woman ended up walking into a home down the street. But when authorities went to find her, they were told she went through a back door and hasn't been seen since.

Neighbors have surveillance video that shows the woman getting out of the truck after the crash, but they did not want to share it with Eyewitness News.

Larisa had a message for the woman and the truck's driver.

"There's something wrong with them and this whole situation and I hope that somebody catches them," she said.

J.D. said the inside of his room was destroyed, including his father's iPad that was in there.

"I'm not sure if there was anything else because I didn't really want to step into it because it was very bad and dangerous. I was scared I was going to fall and hurt myself," he said. "It's just very, very bad in there."

Despite the destruction, J.D. said his week has been "pretty good" with the casting announcement.

The crash is being investigated as a hit-and-run because the driver fled the scene.

Anyone who has seen a 1990 red Ford pickup truck with front end damage, you are urged to call the Los Angeles police.

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