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Fiat investigating ‘Star Trek’ actor's death

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>> Fiat Chrysler, maker of the vehicle that killed 27 year old Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, is investigating the accident. Police say Yelchin was killed when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was under a recall, rolled away and pinned him against a fence in Los Angeles. Alexandria Sage is covering the story for Reuters.
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>> The issue is that when the car is in park, it's communicated through a light, as opposed to the normal park position. And, Fiat Chrysler has said that can maybe lead to confusion, on the part of drivers who think they've put it in park, but the car is not actually in park.
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>> In April, Fiat Chrysler recalled more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because vehicles may roll away after driver's exit, an issue linked to dozens of injuries and over 200 crashes.>> Fiat Chrysler has said that they would fix this issue by July or August at the very latest.
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And this would come with a software fix that would have prevented the car from rolling, from moving even if the car is not in park.>> Investigators with the LAPD will look into whether the rollaway issue played any role in the fatality. Yeltsin would be the first death reported to be linked to the defect.
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A toxicology report is not due back for at least six weeks. Yeltsin began acting at the age of nine and was best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, including Star Trek Beyond set to open July 22nd.