"Anton Yelchin, 27, ‘Star Trek’ actor known for versatility" by Lindsey Bahr and Sandy Cohen Associated Press June 19, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.
The car pinned Mr. Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier said. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.
Mr. Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn’t show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.
The freak accident tragically cuts short the promising career of an actor whom audiences were still getting to know....
UPDATE: ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dead in suspicious, “freak” accident