‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dead at 27

Anton Yelchin, a film star best known for his role in the new “Star Trek” movies, died Sunday morning in a vehicle-related accident. He was 27.

The daily news report the actor’s friends found him pinned between his car, a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his Studio City, Calif.home.

Yelchin had been on his way to meet up with friends for a rehearsal at around 1:10 a.m. when he appeared to momentarily step out of his car. The vehicle rolled backward down his steep driveway and crashed into him, pushing him up against the pillar and gate and providing the trauma that led to his death.

Yelchin’s friends notified the actor’s family after discovering his body at the scene.

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