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    CA - Anton Yelchin, actor in 'Star Trek' films, dies

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

    Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new “Star Trek” films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Studio City driveway and trapped the actor against a mailbox, authorities confirmed.

    Friends went to the 27-year-old actor’s home shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, when he didn’t show up for a rehearsal as expected, LAPD Officer Jenny Houser told The Times. Authorities believe Yelchin’s vehicle rolled backwards down the steep driveway, Houser said, pinning him against a brick mailbox and security gate.

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    How tragic! Such a young man. RIP Anton.

    He had been pinned by his car in his driveway at his San Fernando Valley home. Yelchin’s death was confirmed by his publicist earlier today. Foul play is not suspected.

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    RIP Anton.

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    So sorry for his family and friends. Just so young !
    Liked him in "Odd Thomas" and the Trek movies. Doesn't seem real.
    He portrayed a sensitive soul very well.

    Goodbye, Anton !

    May you rest in eternal peace.

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    I am heartbroken by this. He was one of my favorite actors, we were the same age and I basically grew up with him on my screen. He was immensely talented and had so much to offer. There were awards and accolades in his future, I just know it.

    I've been catching up on Twitter and absolutely everyone has something nice to say about him. He was universally loved and respected. I encourage everyone to watch his movies, especially Alpha Dog and Like Crazy. Also his Criminal Minds episode was probably the best I've ever seen.

    What a shock for his parents, losing their only son on Father's Day.

    RIP Anton.

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    I am so saddened by this. By all accounts he was a great guy. I enjoyed his work. Such a bummer.

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    Was his Grand Cherokee a 2014 or 2015 model? They were recalled for gearshift problems. I haven't been able to find anything stating what year his car was, just that it's a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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    Genuinely upset about this. He was a great talent and will be missed. RIP Anton.

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    This is so sad. I was so impressed with his acting in Alpha Dog......he was so good in that film. RIP Anton. Gone too soon.

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    I was an extra with him in the movie Middle of Nowhere, and also watched him in Alpha Dog. Sad that he lost his life so early

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    Jeep fires back over death of Star Trek star: Company says it's too early to blame Anton Yelchin's death on his car - despite vehicle safety recall, as actor's distraught father steps out

    Yelchin, 27, was found early Sunday morning on his steep driveway

    His 2.5-ton Jeep had pinned him to a brick mailbox

    The vehicle was in neutral and engine was still running

    But Jeep company said it's too early to speculate that the car was faulty

    Jeep Cherokees that had a confusing gear stick were recalled in April

    The gear stick made it easy for drivers to forget the Jeep was in neutral when they got out the car

    Blamed for 212 crashes, 308 property damage claims and 41 injuries

    Rising star will next be seen in Star Trek Beyond, out in July

    Distraught father Viktor pictured outside LA home, hours after son's death

    Floral tributes have started to be placed outside the gates of Anton's home

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-tragic-death

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    Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin died of his injuries in less than a minute after his Jeep crushed him as coroner officially rules it an accident

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4CJ5uenGh

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    "The question is why, nearly a year later, Fiat Chrysler has still not come up with a fix for the problem, which has now been linked to hundreds of accidents, dozens of injuries and now — potentially — a well-publicized death."

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    Company might say it's too early to blame death on the car-but from the description sure sounds like this was the exact type of problem the recall was for. Drivers had a hard time figuring if the car was in park or in neutral, resulting in cars rolling over when drivers exited the car.

    "The problem involves an electronic gearshift, whose operation is similar to that of a video-game joystick. It has confused many drivers, who thought they had left their cars in park, only to find they were in neutral, and started rolling away after the drivers stepped out."

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