Sunday, June 19, 2016

'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Who Played Pavel Dead At 27 After Freak Car Accident

Daily Mail: PICTURED: The mangled gate which Star Trek star Anton Yelchin, 27, was pinned against by his two TON Jeep when it rolled backwards and killed him in freak accident

* Found early Sunday morning on his steep driveway pinned between car and a brick mailbox
* Vehicle was in neutral and engine was still running; police still investigating but say no suspicious circumstances
* Rising star will next be seen in Star Trek Beyond, out in July
* Tributes flooded in, with Star Trek co-star John Cho writing 'I'm in ruins'

Photographs taken at Star Trek star Anton Yelchin's home show the twisted metal gate and mailbox that the 27-year-old was fatally crushed against during a freak accident.

The body of the Russian-born actor was found at around 1am on his driveway in Studio City, California. He had been hit by his own car, authorities said.

According to police sources, the star was pinned against the gate by his 5,000 pound (2.5 ton) Jeep Grand Cherokee after he got out of the car but left the SUV in neutral.

Investigators believe the vehicle rolled backwards and into Yelchin. They have not established why exited his car.

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Update: Actor Anton Yelchin of 'Star Trek' killed in freak accident (Reuters)

WNU Editor: I know that this is a war/defense/intelligence/international news blog .... but I am a Star Trek fan .... and the character of Pavel is the Russian character of the series and Anton Yelchin is from Russia. Dead at 27 years old .... that is way too young to pass away in a freak accident.


Cosplasyky UK said...

Despite being a very young actor and a truly rising star, Anton Yelchin was still a very professional, reliable and friendly star that was always ready for some good jokes and fun. Known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, Anton Yelchin was already a fan favorite and he managed to impress the people around him unlike never before. He managed to bring an entirely new, interesting and fun take on the coveted character and many people loved him quite a bit thanks to his charisma. Serena from

Deb - Car Accident said...

This is sad news. He is too young to go. Did they find out why he got out of his vehicle? Perhaps a surveillance camera could have captured what really happened before the accident?