Apr 24, 2015 9:48 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - If you haven't seen Thursday's "Grey's Anatomy" and plan to - spoiler alert!
The episode walloped viewers with the shocking exit of Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, a charter member of the long-running ABC medical drama.
Played by Patrick Dempsey, Shepherd died from injuries sustained when he was blind-sided by a truck. He had stopped to help four people injured in a gruesome two-car crash. He had stabilized them all by the time medics arrived and whisked them away to a local hospital.
Moments later, Shepherd's own car was struck. He was rushed to the same hospital, where, thanks to botched treatment, he died.
The episode leaves Dr. Meredith Grey, played by series star Ellen Pompeo, a grieving widow as "Grey's Anatomy" heads toward its 11th season finale May 14.