Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin died in car accident


Entertainment: 27 year old Anton Yelchin who starred in the Star Trek died in a car accident on Sunday. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, Jennifer Allen, his publicist, confirmed.

The accident took place in the driveway of Mr Yelchin's San Fernando Valley home around 1:10 am when he was preparing to meet friends for a rehearsal and momentarily left his car, Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Hauser said.

Yelchin started small with roles in indie films and various television shows, before breaking out in films like the crime thriller Alpha Dog and the teenage comedy Charlie Bartlett. His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted "Star Trek" films – the third of which, Star Trek Beyond comes out in July.

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin's family requests privacy at this time.