It’s learned that 27-year-old Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, has died in what is described as a freak accident.
TMZ reports Yelchin, known for playing Chekov, was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car.
It’s unclear exactly what happened but apparently Yelchin’s friends went looking for him after he didn’t show up for a rehearsal. They went to his home around 1am and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ that Yelchin’s car was still running when his body was discovered, and that the car was in neutral. It’s noted the driveway was on a fairly steep incline, and it’s unclear why he got out of the car.
It’s further noted foul play has been ruled out.
Anton Yelchin will be featured in Star Trek Beyond, which is out July 22nd.