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Actor Anton Yelchin's Parents To Sue Car Company

Remember the Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin that was killed by his own car at his home in Studio City, California, on June 19, when the car rolled back down the steep driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox and the security fence?

The Actor's parents are planing to sue the car company over the death of their son. 

Anton Yelchin As Chekov in Star Trek
According to the Associated Press, Victor and Irina Yelchin through their attorney announce d they would be filing a wrongful death lawsuit today, Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, which made the Jeep that killed their son.

The 27-year-old actor's vehicle was subject to a recall because the gear shifter has confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The SUV was part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles by automaker Fiat Chrysler in April. It is not known if Yelchin knew about the recall and had his car serviced for the defect.

A government investigation into the gear shifter found 266 crashes that had injured 68 people as of late June. Fiat Chrysler has said it is speeding up its recall of the vehicle.

At the time of Yelchin's death, Fiat Chrysler extended its "most sincere condolences" to the family and friends of Yelchin, according to a statement emailed to the Detroit Free Press.

According to court documents, AP reports Yelchin died without a will and left behind a nearly $1.4 million estate.
The Yelchins became administrators of their son's estate Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The filing states Yelchin left behind at least $641,000 in personal property and had $731,000 in equity in his home.

Source: USA Today/Associated Press

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