Parents of 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin File Lawsuit Against Fiat-Chrysler

Family alleges their son was crushed by his Cherokee when it rolled down the driveway; the vehicle was under recall for problems with gear shift.
1:35 | 08/03/16

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Transcript for Parents of 'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin File Lawsuit Against Fiat-Chrysler
From Los Angeles tonight the parents of Star Trek actor Anton Yeltsin filing a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler because they say their son's Jeep Cherokee caused his death. They said they are taking this step to prevent other families from the scene tragedy. Their son was crushed by his Jeep when it rolled down his driveway trapping him between the vehicle at his driveway gate here's ABC's jubilee this. Tonight just six weeks after Star Trek actor Antonio was killed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. His grieving parents announcing they're filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler the makers of the cheap. Right corner of fifth from other. In May Fiat Chrysler sent a letter to Jeep owners saying the Cherokee may suddenly roll away if the engine is left running and the driver fails to put the vehicle in mark. You can see here how it may be confusing since the lever springs back to the center no matter what your urine. In June L king's Jeep rolled backward crushing him but instigate. A letter announcing a fix for the one point one million vehicles recall. That problem existed for years and years in years. In a statement earlier today Fiat Chrysler saying it extends its sympathies to the Hilton family for their tragic loss the company cannot comment further at this time. And David tonight we've learned Jeep owners have filed a separate national class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler. As the company reminds affected drivers to make sure that parking Couri. Is indeed. David G of the need as witnessed tonight you've thing.

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