Star Trek Chekov Actor Anton Yelchin Dead In Weird Car Accident

Posted: Jun 19 2016, 2:10pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

Star Trek Chekov Actor Anton Yelchin Dead in Weird Car Accident
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27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was found dead last night at his house.

Anton Yelchin plays Chekov in the Star Trek reboot franchise. The 27-year-old rising actor was found dead last night at his home. TMZ reports that friends found him "pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate."

The police told TMZ that the engine was still running and the car was in neutral. Yelchin's driveway has a steep decline. The actor must have gone out of the car to check something and forgot to put it in park.

Law enforcement is not suspecting any foul play. It was a freak accident that killed the young actor.

Yelchin's publicist confirmed the actor's death in a statement: "Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy at this time‎."

The 3rd Star Trek movie is coming out in July titled "Star Trek Beyond." The premiere will have a sad connotation as one of the core cast has died.

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