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Car Company Says Anton Yelchin Was Responsible for His Death in New Legal Papers

Valencia CJD has responded to the wrongful death suit filed by Anton Yelchin‘s parents against the company, Jeep manufacturer FCA US and others.

Anton died at the age of 27 when his car rolled down his drive way and pinned him to a gate.

“Defendant alleges the injuries and damages, if any, or which the plaintiffs complain were caused and/or contributed to by the negligence of plaintiffs’ decedent which bars any recovery herein or the alleged damages of plaintiffs, in any, are reduced according to law,” the countersuit filed read (via The Wrap).

“Defendant alleges the damages allegedly sustained by plaintiffs were the proximate result of plaintiffs’, decedentt’s or other’s misuse, misapplication or damage of the product or modification, repair and/or maintenance of the product involved which failed to conform with defendant’s specifications,” the papers continued.

Anton Yelchin Received Recall Notice for Jeep 7 Days After Death

Anton Yelchin received the recall notice for his Jeep Grand Cherokee in the mail seven days after his death, the Yelchin family lawyer revealed during an emotional press conference on Tuesday (August 2).

“The safety recall was way too little and way too late,” attorney Gary Dordick said. “They should have never used this device.”

Anton‘s parents filed suit today against the vehicle’s manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, as well as ZF North America, the company that made the faulty gear shift. The car company received complaints of rolling from 800,000 vehicles in April.

Anton died in April in a freak accident after his vehicle rolled down a hill and pinned him against a gate, crushing him.

Anton Yelchin's Parents Give Heartbreaking Press Conference, File Wrongful Death Lawsuit (Video)

Anton Yelchin‘s parents – Viktor and Irina – filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for a faulty gear shift in a Jeep that ended up killing their son earlier this summer.

“In spite of our grief we decided to come here to prevent other families for the same tragedy,” Viktor said in a press conference on Tuesday (August 2). “Anton was our only son and he was a remarkable human being very modest, very simple, very honest, generous, loving. It is wrong, it is against nature when the parents bury their own child.”

“Anton was a wonderful human being, a very gifted actor and a loving son,” Gary Dordick, Anton‘s family attorney, said during the press conference. “Anton’s untimely death was due to a defective 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had a defective electronic transmission shift. As a result of this defect, his vehicle had a roll away incident…We are seeking punitive damages because we believe Fiat, ZF North America knew that it was defective and they failed to take action to protect the families that trusted them…They put profits before safety. We intend to hold them accountable and intend to have jury.”

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Anton Yelchin's Parents Plan to Sue Fiat Chrysler

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Anton Yelchin's Role Will Not Be Re-Cast in 'Star Trek' Series

Anton Yelchin will be making one of his final appearances on screen in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond and his role of Chekov will not be re-cast for the series.

JJ Abrams, who directed the first two films in the rebooted franchise and produced the third movie, spoke out in an interview with the Toronto Sun.

“I would say there’s no replacing him,” JJ said. “There’s no re-casting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.”

Anton died on June 19 in a freak accident after his Jeep rolled down his driveway and crushed him against a gate.