Published Jun 19, 2016Actor Anton Yelchin has died in a freak auto accident. He was 27 years old.
The performer is best known for his role as Chekov in the modern Star Trek franchise. He also had a critically acclaimed role in the outstanding punk thriller Green Room.
According to TMZ, Yelchin's friends were confused when he failed to show up at a planned rehearsal. They went to his home to check on him, and he was pinned between his car and a brick mailbox.
Authorities told TMZ that the car was running and in neutral when the body was discovered. Yelchin's driveway was on a steep incline, so it's likely that the car was accidentally left in neutral and rolled down the hill.