‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Killed In Car Accident

anton-yelchin-1Actor Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films , was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.

The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily.

yelchin-gateYelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn’t show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.

Yelchin was part of a solid cast of the latest re-boot of ‘Star Trek’ films produced by J.J. Abrams.

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