Anton Yelchin's Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Jeep Accident

  • Anton Yelchin's Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Jeep Accident

Anton Yelchin's Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Jeep Accident

"Anton Yelchin was crushed and lingered alive for some time, trapped and suffocating until his death", the lawsuit stated. The details of the settlement are confidential.

The family of late actor Anton Yelchin has reached a settlement with Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of the Jeep involved in the film star's sudden death.

The actor's parents, Viktor and Irina Yelchin, said they chose to file the wrongful death suit to prevent other families suffering the same tragedy.

Fiat Chrysler said that it is "pleased that we've reached an amicable resolution in this matter" in a statement.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

"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.

"The settlement will go to the Anton Yelchin Foundation and to the filming of a documentary on Anton's life", the rep told People. In 2016, TMZ reported, citing the Los Angeles Police Department, that when Yelchin's friends discovered his body, they found the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee idling in neutral.

The model was under recall because of confusing gear shifters, which the Yelchins said led to their son's death.

The foundation supports young people in creative arts who face challenges due to debilitating disease or disability, according to the statement.

Anton Yelchin at the age of 27 in 2016 in a freak accident involving his Jeep.

According to documents filed with the lawsuit, Fiat Chrysler had mailed a recall letter to Yelchin, but it was only received seven days after his death. Yelchin showed up again with Star Trek during the 2018 ceremony, in a montage celebrating 90 years of film. It also contends that the vehicle, and others with the same equipment, "failed to include sufficient rollaway prevention features as well as sufficient warning features and/or measures so as to prevent drivers from exiting these vehicles with the engine running and the transmission not in "park" and/or to avoid vehicle rollaway".