'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin, 27, Killed In Freak Car Accident

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Actor Anton Yelchin was killed early Sunday in a freak accident, when his car rolled down his steep driveway in Studio City, Calif., and crushed him against against his mailbox and a fence, authorities said. Yelchin, 27, who was born in Russia, was best known for his role as Chekov in the latest reboot of "Star Trek" films, and also appeared on TV's "ER," "The Practice," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the 2009 film "Terminator: Salvation." The third installment of the "Star Trek" series, "Star Trek Beyond," comes out in July. Friends found his body around 1 a.m. Sunday after he was late for a rehearsal. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said there was no sign of foul play.

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