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Anton Yelchin, Star Trek actor, dies at 27 in freak car accident

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 19, 2016 2:32 pm

Anton Yelchin, the actor best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, has died at the age of 27 after being pinned down by his own car, according to reports.

Jenny Houser, an LAPD spokesperson, told the The Hollywood Reporter the car accident happened in the actor’s own driveway in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“It appears he momentarily exited his car and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death,” she said.

Yelchin came to prominence playing Pavel Chekov in director JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek films; a third film, Star Trek: Beyond, which was shot in Vancouver, is due out in July.

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