Coroner Says Anton Yelchin Died Within A Minute Of Freak Accident

Posted on Tue Jun 21st, 2016 2:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff

What a horrible, horrible scene …

The Los Angeles County’s coroner office is reporting Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak car accident on Sunday, June 19, most likely died within a minute of the initial trauma.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter explained that that Yelchin died of blunt traumatic asphyxia. A representative for the coroner told TheWrap, “Due to his injuries he most likely died within a minute or so.”

The 27-year-old Star Trek actor, whose parents were famous Russian ice skaters, died shockingly when he became pinned by his own car after it rolled down the driveway of his own home. Early sunday morning, the Charlie Bartlett actor was found by friends stuck between his car and his brick mailbox and security fence.

There’s been some speculation as to the cause of death since his car was a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was part of a massive recall.

According to CBS News, 1.1 million of 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled because the vehicle’s gear shift made it hard to see if the car was in neutral, park, drive or reverse.

How truly sad …

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