So sad. On June 19 the acting world was rocked by the sudden passing of ‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak car accident. His death was mourned by fans and celebrities around the world, but a cause of death was unclear until now. Click here for more details.
Our hearts were broken on June 19 when Anton Yelchin died aged just 27 in a freak car accident. His death was mourned by celebrities, including his co-stars and his loyal fans as the tributes came flying in. But the death of the ‘Star Trek’ actor was an unknown mystery until now. What exactly did kill Anton and how did he succumb to such a tragic fate? Click down for all the details.
Anton was killed when his vehicle pinned him against a brick mailbox by his own vehicle in a bizarre incident, police confirmed. TMZ reported that Anton’s friends became concerned when he didn’t show up to a rehearsal. They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1a.m.., where they found his body trapped between his mailbox, which is attached to his security gate, and car.
The 27-year-old’s cause of death has been confirmed as an “accident caused by blunt traumatic asphyxia.” Police say he did not properly put his car in park, and are calling the tragic situation “just one of those freak accidents.”
“At this time, all indications appear to lead our investigators to believe this was a tragic accident. The investigation is ongoing so we have not made any final determination as to the cause of the accident only that it does appear to be accidental and not an intentional act. The vehicle is a 2015 black Jeep Grand Cherokee. It appears that the vehicle rolled backward on the sloped driveway pinning the victim between the vehicle and a pillar.”
At the time, cops told TMZ that Anton’s vehicle was still running, and in neutral, when they found his body. They said that it appears the car rolled down down the hill, with the actor’s driveway being steep. It’s unknown why Anton got out of the car, but foul play wasn’t suspected.
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