‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dead At 27 After ‘Freak’ Fatal Car Crash

Friends of the actor became alarmed when he didn’t show up for rehearsal.  After arriving at his San Fernando Valley home around 1am June 19th Anton Yelchin’s body was discovered pinned between his car and his brick mailbox that was attached to a security gate.  Apparently, according to authorities, the car was running and the vehicle was in neutral.  The drive way of his home is on a steep incline.  Law enforcement officials say they are not sure why Anton was out of his vehicle but no foul play is suspected and feel this is just a “freak accident”.  The actor’s death was confirmed by his publicist Jennifer Allen

Yelchin, an only child of Russian immigrants, and professional figure skaters, came to the United States as a baby.  He started his acting career at 9 with the independent film A Man is Mostly Water.  He can next be seen in Star Trek:  Beyond

He was 27.