Yelchin was involved in a freak accident that led to him being "pinned by his own car," according to TMZ. Abrams' Star Trek films as Chekov, died early Sunday at the age of 27.Star Trek actor lost his life after he was struck by his car in the driveway of his Los Angeles home on Sunday.He is believed to have stepped out of his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and left the engine running, before the vehicle rolled down and pinned him to a brick pillar and security fence." data-reactid="20" actor lost his life after he was struck by his car in the driveway of his Los Angeles home on Sunday.Yelchin's parents, Irina and Victor, were championship ice skaters in Russia when they emigrated to the United States in 1989.Yelchin, who was born in Russia, was six months old when his family came to L. 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 brick post, authorities confirmed. The SUV's gear shifters reportedly confused drivers and caused vehicles to roll unexpectedly.On Monday, Jeep auto-maker Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that the company is investigating and that it's premature to speculate on the crash cause.
My mom picked me up from the gym [the day of the attack] and I was so scared and nervous.
Other notable film credits include Alpha Dog, Fright Night, and Charlie Bartlett.
Star Trek co-stars John Cho, Karl Urban, and others who knew Yelchin reacted to the tragic news on Twitter.
Yelchin's publicist has since confirmed his passing, saying, "His family requests you respect their privacy at this time." Friends discovered the young actor's body after Yelchin was several hours late for a scheduled rehearsal on Saturday night.
"They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate," the report claims.