Star Trek star, Anton Yelchin, dies at 27

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin has passed away at the age of 27.

Yelchin died after being struck by his own car.

Yelchin is best known for his role as Checkov in the new Star Trek film series.

The third one comes out next month.

Police say early Sunday morning Yelchin’s car rolled backward down his driveway in Los Angeles, before pinning the actor against a brick pillar.

His family asked for privacy during this time.

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