LA is in shock this morning with news of the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin following a freak accident with his car yesterday.
Sources say the actor’s friends noticed Yelchin,27 was missing around 1 am after he was late to a rehearsal. Upon arriving at this home they discovered the actor pinned to his mailbox by his car at the bottom of a steep driveway at his San Fernando Valley home. The car was in neutral and the engine was still running.
A spokesperson from the Los Angles Police Department released the following statement:
“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.”
Russian born Yeltsin immigrated to the United States as a young child.. His first role was in E.R. in 2000, and he continued to work as an actor in a number of television shows over the following years. He’s perhaps best known for his portrayal of Chekov in J.J. Abram’s rebooted Star Trek franchise.
Since Star Trek, he had appeared in films such as Terminator Salvation, Odd Thomas, The Smurfs, and others. He was due to appear in Rememory, We Don’t Belong Here and this year’s Star Trek Beyond.
Friends and family are still shock and utter disbelief following the tragic news. Outpouring of condolences and messages of support have been flooding social media this morning from both fans and friends alike.
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