Star Trek actor, 27, dies after being hit by his own car

American actor Anton Yelchin has died in a freak accident in his Los Angeles driveway.

The 27-year-old, best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series, was killed when his car rolled down his driveway, pinning him against a brick wall.

“The car pinned him against a brick wall and a security fence and that trauma led to his death,” Jenny Houser, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.


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Hundreds of fans and fellow actors have taken to social media to pay their respects.