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Anton Yelchin Coroner report rules actor’s death as an accident

The police are investigating claims that the actor's death might have been caused due to a malfunction of the model of his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which he was driving at the time of the accident.

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Anton Yelchin


A coroner report into the death of Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, has ruled the demise of the actor as accidental.

Assistant Chief Coroner, Ed Winter, of the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Yelchin died from blunt traumatic asphyxia.

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Anton Yelchin


Yelchin, who died in a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, has raised a debate over whether his death was as a result of a malfunction in the model design.

Winter stated that the police is currently looking into that angle in their investigation.

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The death of the actor has left most of his industry colleagues devastated.



He said, "We are looking into that,"

"The investigation is still ongoing and the traffic detectives will look at all of those factors as they would in any traffic collision investigation.”

“So, at this time we're not sure what caused it, but that's something investigators are looking at."

The passing of Anton Yelchin has caused great sorrow for many actors, especially those working on the Star Trek movie.

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