Anton Yelchin Dies In Car Accident at Age 27

Anton Yelchin, the actor known for his role in the Star Trek films was killed in a fatal car collision early Sunday morning, his publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed the news.

Yelchin's prior roles were in movies like Alpha Dog, Charlie Bartlett, Terminator Salvation, Fright Night and the recent thriller Green Room. He played Chekov in the new Star Trek films including the upcoming Star Trek Beyond.

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby.

It was reported by TMZ that Yelchin was pinned by his own car. Here is their original report.

Yelchin's friends became alarmed because he was supposed to meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal. They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1 AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate.

Law enforcement tells us the engine was running when his body was discovered, and the car was in neutral. The driveway was on a fairly steep incline. It's unclear why he got out of the car.

Cops do not suspect foul play.
R.I.P. Anton Yelchin.

Here are some tweets from THR writer Ryan Parker about the tragic accident.

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