However, the same car has been under investigation for its “e-shift” transmissions, which are said to lack tactile and visual feedback, therefore “increasing the potential for unintended gear selection.”CBS News, more than 850,000 vehicles – predominantly 20 Jeep Grand Cherokees – were involved in the investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).NEWS: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Cancels Cannes Event After Anton Yelchin’s Death" data-reactid="24" NEWS: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Cancels Cannes Event After Anton Yelchin’s Death“NHTSA is in contact with local authorities and Fiat Chrysler to understand all of the facts related to this tragic crash, including whether or not this was caused by the current issue under recall,” the organization said in a statement.Friends went to the 27-year-old actor’s gated hillside home shortly after...
After missing a rehearsal earlier in the night, concerned friends found Yelchin pinned between his car and a brick mailbox that was attached to the security gate. Such a dedicated, generous and hyper-smart young man.
Yelchin's publicist has since confirmed his passing, saying, "His family requests you respect their privacy at this time." Friends discovered the young actor's body after Yelchin was several hours late for a scheduled rehearsal on Saturday night.
"They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate," the report claims.
The car was on and in neutral when the actor was found in his driveway. So grateful for the time we shared, destroyed he left so soon," Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier tweeted of the actor.
Born in Russia to professional figure skater parents, the Yelchin family emigrated to the United States when Anton was six months old.