'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Killed in Tragic Car Accident

The 27-year-old actor was found pinned against his security fence after his car rolled down the steep driveway.
2:08 | 06/20/16

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Transcript for 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Killed in Tragic Car Accident
We move on to tragic death of Anton yel Chinn the young star killed in a car accident in his own driveway. ABC's Matt Gutman has more on this heartbreaking story. Reporter: Police are telling us it was a freak accident. Yelchin was found dead and alone just outside his home here, pinned between his SUV and his home security gate in the early hours of Sunday morning. Anton! Reporter: Hollywood in mourning today as a freak accident cut down a rising star Anton yelchin. The 27-year-old with a corkscrew hair was known primarily for his role in the hugely successful reboot of "Star trek." A third installment of which is out this summer. He was known in the industry as being intellectual as the Russian character he portrayed. Yelchin was found dead outside his home in L.A. Studio city shortly after 1:00 A.M. Sunday morning. When he didn't show up for a renaersal, they went to his house and they found him pinned between his SUV and this security gate. Momentarily exited his jeep cherokee while exit putting his driveway. The vehicle apparently rolling back fatally pinning him against the gate. Friends and colleagues in shock. Kat dennings saying in a tweet did -- a Yelchin was considered mag unanimousic on screen. He leaves behind his parents and several unfinished film project and just tragic 27 years old. Moving on to other news the

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