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Anton Yelchin 'Star Trek' actor dies in car accident at 27

The 27-year-old actor was said to have gotten out of the car moments before, but it was unclear why he was behind it when it started rolling.

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Anton Yelchin arrives at a special screening of "Burying the Ex" held at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, June 11, 2015.

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Promising Russian-American actor, Anton Yelchin, best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, died on Sunday, June 19, following a car accident, police and his publicist said.

According to reports, Yelchin's car rolled backward down his driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles

The 27-year-old actor was said to have gotten out of the car moments before, but it was unclear why he was behind it when it started rolling.

Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal. When he didn't show up, the group came to his home and found him dead, Los Angeles police Officer, Jenny Hosier said.

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Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows, such as "ER," ''The Practice," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." His breakout big-screen role came opposite Anthony Hopkins in 2001's "Hearts in Atlantis."

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