Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Killed By Jeep | TMZ Live

Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Killed By Jeep | TMZ Live


HARVEY: WE BROKE A STORY OVER THE WEEKEND THAT WAS TRAGIC AND IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE ACTUALLY AS IT UNFOLDED. ANTON YELCHIN, WHO IS, WAS AN INCREDIBLY PROMISING ACTOR, STAR OF “STAR TREK” AND REALLY HAD SUCH A CAREER. 27 YEARS OLD, KILLED IN THIS FREAKISH ACCIDENT AT HIS HOME IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY SOME TIME LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. WHAT HAPPENED IS REALLY HORRIFYING. HE HAS A HOUSE THAT HAS A GATE IN FRONT AND HE HAD JUST LEFT TO GO TO A REHEARSAL AND THE DRIVEWAY THERE IS ON AN INCLINE. HE APPARENTLY CLEARED THE GATE AS HE LEFT HIS HOUSE, FOR WHATEVER REASON DECIDED HE WANTED TO WALK BACK TO THE SECURITY GATE. CHARLES: CHECK SOMETHING. AS HE WALKS BACK, THE CAR STARTS TO ROLL BACKWARDS APPARENTLY AND HE WAS PINNED BETWEEN THE CAR AND THE BRICK PILING NEXT TO THE GATE THERE. HARVEY: WHAT HAPPENED WAS, THIS OCCURRED SOMETIME, PROBABLY, I’M GUESSING AT AROUND 10:30 AT NIGHT. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AT A REHEARSAL AT 11:00. AND WHEN HE DIDN’T SHOW UP HIS FRIENDS BECAME CONCERNED, THEN ALARMED AND ABOUT 1:00 IN THE MORNING THEY WENT TO THE HOUSE AND DISCOVERED HIS BODY. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THERE IS A STORY BEHIND THIS STORY WITH THIS JEEP CHEROKEE. GARY: SO HIS SPECIFIC JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO IS A 2015. IT WAS A GROUP OF CARS RECALLED BY FIAT GROUP RECALLED BY FIAT CHRYSLER BECAUSE THE E-BRAKE WHICH IS A NEW E-BRAKE THEY PUT IN THE CAR THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE LEVER THAT WHEN PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WOULD SHIFT IT TO PARK THE CAR WAS STILL IN NEUTRAL. CHARLES: IT IS NOT THE E-BRAKE, IT IS THE GEAR SHIFTER. HARVEY: IT IS THE SHIFT. CHARLES: RIGHT. HARVEY: I DON’T KNOW, IF YOU GUYS HAVE EVER LIKE — ESPECIALLY IF YOU’VE RENTED A CAR, I HAVE RENTED CARS WHEN YOU GET CONFUSED AND YOU THINK YOU ARE IN PARK AND YOU ARE NOT IN PARK AND YOU ARE IN DRIVE OR NEUTRAL. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WHAT HAPPENED HERE WAS THAT HE THOUGHT HE WAS IN PARK, HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR, HE WALKED TO THE GATE, BUT THE CAR WAS IN NEUTRAL AND IT DID A SLOW ROLL THAT GAINED SPEED AND BY THE TIME IT HIT HIM THIS IS 5,000 POUNDS OF VEHICLE THAT PINNED HIM NEXT TO THE GATE. GARY: AND THAT’S SPECIFICALLY WHAT — THE RECALL NOTICE THAT HE GOT THAT WAS FOR HIS CAR WAS SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN INJURIES REPORTED AND THERE WERE OVER 40 INJURIES THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED, THAT PEOPLE WOULD LEAVE THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND THE CAR WOULD STRIKE THEM WHEN THEY GOT OUT. CHARLES: AND WHEN WAS THAT?>>IN MAY. THEY SENT THAT INITIAL RECALL. HARVEY: ABOUT A MONTH AGO. SO THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CLASSIC SITUATIONS AND I ALMOST HATE TALKING ABOUT LAWSUITS BUT I AT LEAST WANT TO MENTION IT BUT ULTIMATELY YOU KNOW THIS IS GOING TO END UP IN A LAWSUIT AND THEY WILL ARGUE OR AT LEAST THE FAMILY WILL ARGUE THAT THIS REGIME WAS DEFECTIVE AND THE JEEP COMPANY WILL PROBABLY COME BACK AND SAY LOOK, WE GAVE HIM NOTICE A MONTH BEFORE AND HE COULD HAVE GONE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND SAID FIX THIS FOR ME BUT HE DIDN’T. CHARLES: WELL, HE DIDN’T OR WE SHOULD SAY — BECAUSE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE TOOK THE CAR IN AND THE REPAIR, THE FIX, WASN’T AVAILABLE YET. HARVEY: IT IS POSSIBLE. CHARLES: WE JUST FOUND OUT FROM SOME SOURCES CONNECTED TO THE RECALL PROCESS THAT CHRYSLER IS GOING THROUGH THAT THE FIX WAS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL LAST WEEK, JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THIS ACCIDENT HAPPENED. GARY: AND BASICALLY NOW THERE’S A PATCH THEY PUT IN THAT WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE IN THE CAR. HARVEY: GOD, THAT IS TERRIBLE. GARY: SO IF YOU OPEN THE DOOR AND ARE IN NEUTRAL IT AUTOMATICALLY PUTS IT IN PARK. HARVEY: SO ONE THING WE’RE WAITING ON AND WE MAY HAVE IT BY THE END OF THE SHOW IT IS HORRIBLE TO THINK ABOUT IT BUT DID HE DIE INSTANTLY, DID HE LINGER BECAUSE APPARENTLY THIS WAS NOT IN AN AREA WHERE NEIGHBORS COULD HEAR. CHARLES: YEAH, HOW FAR IS IT OFF THE ROAD? HARVEY: IT’S NOT CLOSE ENOUGH THAT PEOPLE COULD HERE. YOU DON’T HAVE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. LIKE YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS A SECURED AREA, A SECURITY GATE SO HE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF PROPERTY THERE. WE DON’T KNOW. THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED VERY QUICKLY BECAUSE AGAIN, THE JEEP WEIGHS 5,000 POUNDS. AND IT ROLLED. CHARLES: THE CORONER SAID BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA AND ASPHYXIATION. HARVEY: SO HE WAS CRUSHED. AGAIN, HE WAS AN INCREDIBLY TALENTED ACTOR WITH A HUGE FUTURE AND IT IS SO SAD. CALLER: I’M CALLING FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AND I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS SUCH A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. ONE, ACTORS ARE SO BUSY SO MAYBE HE DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY GET IT CHECKED OUT BUT THERE IS A REALLY TRAGIC ISSUE. I HOPE THAT EVERYTHING — CHRYSLER DOES SOMETHING TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS. HARVEY: WE HAVE TO MOVE OFTEN BUT CHARLES AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS THAT SOMETIMES TECHNOLOGY IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING. THAT SOMETIMES THE OLD SCHOOL — BECAUSE THE IDEA IS THE DRIVER CAN FEEL THE SHIFT. YOU FEEL WHERE IT IS.

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  1. Anton Yelchin i feel bad i'm really shocked and sad by this you rocked in terminator salvation you rocked in alpha dog and rocked in star trek 2009 i first saw him in harts in atlantis i'll miss you very my friend <3 <3 <3 rest in peace bro :'(

  2. Poor kid but I’ve never had a problem because im not an idiot if you push forward hard it goes to park honestly if you don’t know how you’re car works don’t drive it you have two feed back displayed yet you want it to say hey!!! Ur not in park wtf

  3. Thomas had a thing for me and got mad at me in April when I wouldnt come be with him… cause I liked JP….

    thomas got locked up sometime around this and has a fence sleeve…. weird coincidence….

  4. Loved every movie I've seen this kid in…If any of you have never seen his movie "Green Room" it's one of my favorites and everyone should check it out

  5. I don't know about anywhere else but in australai all cars have handbrakes in your cars….you always use park and then always pull hand brake..

  6. Damn, he is only 4 days younger than I am. I am very thankful that i am still alive. It is a shame that he passed away at such a young age, he was a very talented actor especially in the movie Like Crazy.
    R.I.P Anton Yelchin

  7. Watch Green Room. He's in it and that movie will shake you up. That or I'm just a wuss, lol. God Bless. A great actor.

  8. Anton was killed by a well known engineering design flaw in that particular model Jeep and they should be nailed to the wall for it!!!

  9. The guy at the end can't even pronounce his own state properly. You don't pronounce "Illinois" with the "s" at the end.

  10. Wow. Definitely a freak accident and so very messed up. Fiat Chrysler should be blamed since it was recalled. I mean, you should assume the car is parked and won’t move if it’s IN PARK.
    🙁

  11. I noticed Jim from troll hunters voice changed so I was wondering what happened with the voice actor so I searched him up and I did not expect this….. R.I.P Anton Yelchin

  12. Damn I'm watching alpha dog r.n. and came in you tube to look at the true story and then saw this. hella sad that's horrible

  13. So sad, he was a bright talented actor with so much life ahead of him but taken way too soon. Not Fair! RIP xxxooo

  14. Is anyone actually believing this ridiculous story? It's one thing to be killed but a whole other thing to have that down as cause of death. please!

  15. Plain & simple….. Keep it simple!!!!!
    This is why I like old cars!
    I still have my 89 fox body!
    Rebuilt 302 with E303 cam!
    Turns heads like new cars!?

    I still can't believe dude died like that!

  16. So Fucked up! Amazingly talented individual! So easy to die! Unless you want to, then it becomes extremely difficult! As far as getting the nerve to pull it off!

  17. It’s true. This newer Cars coming out have confusing features. I recently rented one from Enterprise and could not quickly figure out whether I was in drive or second gear or first.
    The newer cars have too many bells and whistle‘s and need to go back to basics.

  18. so sad i really like him in odd thomas. hes a cute man like my hubby. it was so weird he passed away after the making of that movie.. rest in peace ☹

  19. THERE IS A CAMERA POINTING DIRECTLY AT THE DRIVEWAY !!!! YOU CAN SEE IN ON THE HOUSE NEAR THE GARAGE ABOVE THE DOOR !!! WHERE IS THE FOOTAGE. THATS NOT A VERY STEEP INCLINE. IT MAY HAVE PINNED HIM BUT NOT KILLED HIM. PLUS WHY WAS HE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF WHERE HE WOULD OPEN THE GATE AT. IT OPEND AT THE OTHER SIDE. WHERE IS THE ADT FOOTAGE? I BELIEVE THIS WAS MURDER

  20. Poor dude man I just got Grand Jeep Cherokee love the car and basically it’s a tribute to him the way 2014-2015 models had shit designs on parkings I’m sure Jeep took care of that in recent years RIP

  21. Can't believe I'm just hearing of this, I ADORED that kid. Not for Star Trek, but for Odd Thomas. Such an endearing dude, quirky and interesting as hell to watch. Sucks we won't see more of him.

  22. Damn that shit sux. He was a good kid 2. That must of been a painful slow death. He must of suffered cuz the car rolled slowly n then hit him 2 pin him against the wall. Poor bastard must of been screaming 4 help until he ran outta breath from lungs beIN crushed. Dyin slowly in pain. That's a shitty way 2 go. I don't think he deserved that.

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