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Late Star Trek actor's family settle suit with carmaker

Late Star Trek actor's family settle suit with carmaker

The family of actor Anton Yelchin has reached a settlement with Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of the SUV that crushed him to death in 2016. Trek fans will recall, that Anton was killed in June 2016 at age 27, when his 2015 Cherokee rolled backward down a driveway outside his house, pinning him between a mailbox and a security fence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the confidential settlement was filed Thursday at a Los Angeles Superior Court. Fiat Chrysler released a statement saying it was pleased the two parties reached an amicable resolution while continuing to extend its condolences.

Messages left with Yelchin family attorney Gary Dordick seeking comment were not immediately returned.

The settlement money will also help fund a documentary about Yelchin's life, according to the attorney.

"The mission of the Foundation is to empower and support young people engaged in creative arts who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability", she said. It then went on to give a list of reasons why Yelchin could potentially be at fault, hinting at things like aftermarket changes and that Yelchin's parents potentially did not properly maintain the vehicle following the accident.

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Yelchin was best known for his portrayal of Chekov in the rebooted "Star Trek" films.

Naturally, Star Trek Beyond was dedicated to Anton (as well as Leonard Nimoy who had passed on in 2015 while pre-production was under way for Beyond), with a title card at the end of the credits that said "For Anton". Drivers can feel the stick settle into position.

But a new, different, design was used in the cars affected by the recall, which include certain recent models of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The family have announced that the wrongful death suit against Fiat Chrysler has been settled. The automaker in response claimed that Yelchin's "misuse" of the vehicle led to his death, according to People.

"In spite of our unbelievable grief, we made a decision to come here to prevent other families from the same tragedy", Victor Yelchin said during the 2016 news conference.


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