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Anton Yelchin Died Within One Minute of Tragic Car Accident

Anton Yelchin Died Within One Minute of Tragic Car Accident

Anton Yelchin died quickly after he was pinned against his security gate by his Jeep, sources close to the investigation told TMZ.

The 27-year-old actor was pinned against the gate and the Jeep reportedly crushed his lungs. It is believed that Anton passed away within one minute of the tragic accident.

The police are currently going through the security camera footage at Anton‘s home to see if the accident was captured on film.

The Jeep that Anton was driving was recalled recently as there was a problem with the e-shift where drivers would think they had put the car in park, though it was actually in neutral. You can watch a demonstration of the gear shifting process in the below video.


Electronic Shift Lever :: 2015 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Auto Transmission
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  • GFW

    When you’re scared or being challenged in any way whatever 10 seconds seems like a lifetime let alone 60 seconds, a minute. Poor man suffered. How sadly tragic this is. My heart goes out to his friends and family, co-stars. Too young to go.

  • Isabel

    So, so terrible.

  • Sandy McFarlane

    this is so fucking sad

  • Carrie Away

    Probably was checking his mail when that damn car came barreling down on him. Hope his surviving parents get a good lawyer to handle this.

  • WhatTheWhat

    To know that he suffered for what felt like more than a minute, only adds more heartache to the loss of his talent in HW. He had the potential to have a long and varied career. So sad,

  • Colonel Duke LaCrosse

    Not everything has to be settled with a fucking lawsuit. Jesus Christ.

  • plez

    I thought they were trying to make cars easier to drive. This shift procedure seems a little too complicated for this day and age.
    I agree a minute is a long time. RIP young man.

  • Clovis

    So terrible and scary. It’s heartbreaking.

  • GFW

    What we want to hear when we hear died in a car crash is “died instantly.” Sometimes we just don’t want the details yet here they are… in real time. They’re shattering. I don’t even know who this cat is. I did see ST though and recognize his face. It’s like watching 127 Hours and rooting for a helicopter swoop but that was that man’s ‘minute’ but it was 127 hours. Only this poor soul was tortured. I love God. I do. I believe. But these are the times I question… everything.

  • guesteartt

    So sad, and not quite right to say this but I suspect there will be a lawsuit out of this, and for good reason too.

  • MIT SCIENCE EXPLORATION LABS

    Or so they are telling the “unassuming public”.

  • PinkIsTheBlondeofColors

    In this case YES IT SHOULD! Did you watch the video of how confusing that gear shifter was?

  • Colonel Duke LaCrosse

    Yes, I did. However, I’m not retarded, so the instructions didn’t seem impossible to follow for me.

  • PinkIsTheBlondeofColors

    No actually you probably are retarded if you want a car with that complicated of a fucking gear shifter.

  • Colonel Duke LaCrosse

    I wouldn’t drive a jeep if you paid me. But I’m not the idiot who bought a car with a gear shifter they don’t like.

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