This from dailymaverick.co.uk:
Anton Yelchin, a rising young actor who starred as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” film, was killed early Sunday in a freak car accident, his publicist said. He was 27.
“The news is so sad and true,” Jennifer Allen said in a statement.
Yelchin “was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” she added. “His family requests you respect their privacy.”
The accident took place in the driveway of Yelchin’s San Fernando Valley home around 1:10 am (0810 GMT), when he was preparing to meet friends for a rehearsal and momentarily left his car, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Hauser said.
The car “rolled backward down his steep driveway, pinning him against a brick mailbox pillar and security fence,” she said.
After he failed to show up, his friends found him dead by the car, she added, saying it was unclear how long after the accident they arrived.
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