Parents sue over crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Yelchin
LOS ANGELES - The parents of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin have sued the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the 27-year-old when it rolled down his driveway and crushed him.
Victor and Irina Yelchin filed the wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit contends that the gear selector in Anton Yelchin's Jeep was defective and poorly designed and manufactured.
The SUV was among those subject to a recall because its gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly and leading to dozens of injuries.
Yelchin died June 19 when his Jeep rolled down the driveway of his Los Angeles home, pinning him between a mailbox and a security fence.
He was best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the rebooted "Star Trek" franchise and left behind several unreleased projects.
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