‘Star Trek’ reboot actor killed in car accident
Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor Anton Yelchin, who appeared in the “Star Trek” reboot films and “Terminator Salvation”, has died in a “fatal traffic collision”, his representative said. He was 27.
“His family requests you respect their privacy at this time,” Yelchin’s representative said in a statement to people.com.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Yelchin’s body was found pinned between a car and a gate at a home in Studio City, California. No cause of death has been declared yet while the coroner completes the autopsy. However, preliminary results were that he had head and chest injuries.
The medical examiner’s office also said that it’s believed his vehicle was not properly parked before Yelchin walked to its rear end and it then rolled and pinned him between the car and gate. He was pronounced dead at 1.10 a.m. on June 19.
Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Yelchin and his family moved to the US in 1989. His parents were celebrated Russian ice skaters Irina and Viktor Yelchin.