Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Killed in Car Crash

Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Killed in Car Crash

By Nick Leyland Jun 19, 2016 06:44 PM
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

The Associated Press broke the news earlier today that actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27 in a car accident.

Around 1 am this morning friends noticed he was missing after being late to rehearsal. The Star Trek actor was found pinned to his mailbox by his car at the bottom of his San Fernando home's driveway. According to TMZ, the car was in neutral and the engine was still running. Foul play is not suspected.

A Los Angles Police Department spokesperson released a statement confirming details of his death:

“On Sunday, June 19 at 1:10 in the morning, a fatal traffic collision occurred. It was the result of the victim’s own car rolling backwards down his steep driveway, pinning him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence. The victim was on his way to meet his friends for rehearsal. And when he didn’t show up, his friends went to his house, where they found him deceased by his car. It appeared he had momentarily exited his car leaving it in the driveway.”

Anton was most well known for playing Chekov in the recent Star Trek films and has several films scheduled to be released over the next year including Rememory with Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage.



Tags: Star Trek Beyond (2016), Star Trek (2009), Anton Yelchin
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