Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, was killed by his own vehicle early SUnday morning when it rolled down his driveway.
A police officer said the car pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in LA. He had apparently gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, no word on why, and the vehicle rolled down the steep driveway.
Yelchin was expected at rehearsal. When he didn’t know up friends came looking and found him dead.
You can see Yelchin in “Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted series, which comes out in July.