MTV soap star WOLE PARKS has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges after he was involved in a car crash on Sunday (22JAN06), which left a 25-year-old New York student dead.

Parks, a star of MTV's UNDRESSED show, was been charged with fatally striking HANNAH ENGLE with his vehicle and then fleeing the scene.

The 23-year-old has a previous drink-driving conviction and a suspended license. An officer on the scene claimed he smelled alcohol on the driver's breath.

The actor's lawyer, MARCIA SECKLER, told Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday (23JAN06) her client was "in shock" when he fled the scene. He later turned himself in to police.